To exist is defined as to be real, have life or be present.(verb)
An example of to exist is polar bears living in the Arctic Circle.
See exist in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr exister < L existere, exsistere, to come forth, stand forth < ex-, out + sistere, to cause to stand, set, place, caus. of stare, stand
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intransitive verb ex·ist·ed, ex·ist·ing, ex·ists
Origin: Latin existere, exsistere, to come forth, be manifest
Origin: : ex-, ex-
Origin: + sistere, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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