president Definition

  • 1the elected head of a republican state
  • 2the highest or most important position in an organization or institution

Using president: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "president" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The President of the United States is the head of the executive branch.

  • Example

    She was elected as the president of the company.

  • Example

    The university president gave a speech at the graduation ceremony.

president Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for president

Antonyms for president

Idioms Using president

  • the head of the executive branch of the US government and commander-in-chief of the US armed forces


    The President of the United States is elected every four years.

  • president-elect

    a person who has been elected president but has not yet taken office


    The president-elect will be inaugurated in January.

  • the most luxurious suite in a hotel, often reserved for the use of a president or other high-ranking official


    The presidential suite includes a private balcony and a Jacuzzi.

Phrases with president

  • an official who is next in rank to a president and serves as president in the president's absence


    The vice president will take over if the president is unable to fulfill their duties.

  • a person who previously held the position of president


    The former president gave a speech at the conference.

  • a person who temporarily fulfills the duties of the president


    The speaker of the house became the acting president when the president was incapacitated.

Origins of president

from Latin 'praesident-', meaning 'sitting before'


Summary: president in Brief

The term 'president' [ˈprɛzɪdənt] refers to the elected head of a republican state or the highest position in an organization. It is often used in phrases like 'vice president' and idioms like 'president of the United States.' 'President' can also be used informally to refer to a boss or someone in a position of power.

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