pres·i·dent /ˈprɛzədənt, ˈprɛzdənt, ˈprɛzəˌdɛnt ||ˈprɛzṇt/
Pres·i·dent n. Precedent. [Obs.]
Pres·i·dent, a. Occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest authority; presiding. [R.]
His angels president
In every province. --Milton.
1. One who is elected or appointed to preside; a presiding officer, as of a legislative body. Specifically: (a) The chief officer of a corporation, company, institution, society, or the like. (b) The chief executive officer of the government in certain republics; as, the president of the United States.
2. A protector; a guardian; a presiding genius. [Obs.]
Just Apollo, president of verse. --Waller.
n 1: an executive officer of a firm or corporation
2: the person who holds the office of head of state of the
United States government; "the President likes to jog
every morning" [syn: President of the United States, United
States President, Chief Executive]
3: the chief executive of a republic
4: the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization;
"address your remarks to the chairperson" [syn: chairman,
chairwoman, chair, chairperson]
5: the head administrative officer of a college or university
6: the office of the United States head of state; "a President
is elected every four years" [syn: President of the
United States, Chief Executive]