Exist meaning

ĭg-zĭst
To live at a minimal level; subsist.

Barely enough income on which to exist.

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To occur or be present.

The qualities that exist in a person.

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To exist is defined as to be real, have life or be present.

An example of to exist is polar bears living in the Arctic Circle.

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To continue being; live.

The refugees barely exist.

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To be; have existence; have being or reality.
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To have reality or actual being; be.
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To have actual being; be real.
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To have life; live.

One of the worst actors that ever existed.

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To continue to be; persist.

Old customs that still exist in rural areas.

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To be present under certain circumstances or in a specified place; occur.
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Origin of exist

  • Latin existere, exsistere to come forth, be manifest ex- ex- sistere to stand stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French exister, from Latin existō (“to stand forth, come forth, arise, be”), from ex (“out”) + sistere (“to set, place”), caus. of stare (“to stand”); see stand. Compare assist, consist, desist, insist, persist, resist.

    From Wiktionary