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Exist

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Verb (intransitive)
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ex=ist

CIDE DICTIONARY

Existv. i. [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.].
  •  To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who now, alas! no more is missed
    Than if he never did exist.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "To conceive the world . . . to have existed from eternity."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist in water, nor fishes on land.
Syn. -- See Be.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Exist, v.intr.
1 have a place as part of objective reality.
2 a have being under specified conditions. b (foll. by as) exist in the form of.
3 (of circumstances etc.) occur; be found.
4 live with no pleasure under adverse conditions (felt he was merely existing).
5 continue in being; maintain life (can hardly exist on this salary).
6 be alive, live.

Etymology
prob. back-form. f. EXISTENCE; cf. LL existere

THESAURUS

Exist

Be, abide, abide in, be, be alive, be animate, be coextensive with, be comprised in, be constituted by, be contained in, be extant, be found, be in existence, be located, be met with, be present, be present in, be situated, be the case, be there, bide, breathe, carry on, consist in, continue, continue to be, defeat time, defy time, draw breath, dwell, dwell in, endure, exist in, extend, fetch breath, get along, get by, go on, happen, happen to be, have being, have life, have place, hold, hold on, hold out, indwell, inhabit, inhere, inhere in, keep, keep on, last, last long, last out, lie, lie in, live, live and breathe, live on, live through, maintain, move, obtain, occur, perdure, perennate, persist, prevail, remain, repose in, reside, reside in, respire, rest in, run, run on, stand, stay, stay on, subsist, subsist in, survive, sustain, tarry, tide over, walk the earth, wear, wear well

ROGET THESAURUS

Exist

Existence

VB exist, be, have being, subsist, live, breathe, stand, obtain, be the case, occur, have place, prevail, find oneself, pass the time, vegetate, consist in, lie in, be comprised in, be contained in, be constituted by, come into existence, arise, come forth, become, bring into existence, abide, continue, endure, last, remain, stay.


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