EXIST

exist, be

(verb) have an existence, be extant; “Is there a God?”

exist, survive, live, subsist

(verb) support oneself; “he could barely exist on such a low wage”; “Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?”; “Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Verb

exist (third-person singular simple present exists, present participle existing, simple past and past participle existed)

(intransitive, stative) to be; have existence; have being or reality

Synonyms

• be; See also exist

Anagrams

• exits, sixte

Source: Wiktionary


Ex*ist", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Existed; p. pr. & vb. n. Existing.] Etym: [L. existere, exsistere, to step out or forth, emerge, appear, exist; ex out + sistere to cause to stand, to set, put, place, stand still, fr. stare to stand: cf. F. exister. See Stand.]

1. To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual. Who now, alas! no more is missed Than if he never did exist. Swift. To conceive the world . . . to have existed from eternity. South.

2. To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign.

3. To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist water, nor fishes on land.

Syn.

– See Be.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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