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Definition of the noun presence

What does presence mean as a name of something?

Presence is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: presences

  1. the state of being present; current existence
  2. the immediate proximity of someone or something
    • examples: she blushed in his presence | he sensed the presence of danger
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of presence: front
    • more generic word: proximity = the region close around a person or thing
  3. an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: disembodied spirit / spirit = any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
  4. the impression that something is present
  5. dignified manner or conduct
  6. the act of being present

Alternative definition of the noun presence


  1. The fact or condition of being present, or of being within sight or call, or at hand;
  2. The part of space within one's immediate vicinity.
  3. A quality of poise and effectiveness that enables a performer to achieve a close relationship with his audience.
  4. Something (as a spirit) felt or believed to be present.
  5. A company's business activity in a particular market.
  6. The state of being closely focused on the here and now, not distracted by irrelevant thoughts

Definition of the verb presence

What does presence mean as a doing word?


  1. To make or become present.


Who is Presence?

Presence: Charles Webster is a British electronic music producer and DJ who specialises in producing house music, amongst several other genres, including downtempo and jazz. He has recorded under his own name as well as under a series of aliases including Presence, Furry Phreaks, and Love From San Francisco, and in collaboration with several other artists.

  • also known as Sine; DJ Profile; Furry Phreaks; Furry Freaks; Charles Webster; Phurry Phreaks; Webster, Charles; Profile, DJ; Furry Phreaks With Terra Deva; Love From San Francisco; Positive
  • born in Matlock
  • nationality: United Kingdom
  • members:
  • member of musical groups:
  • genres: House music, Jazz, Downtempo
  • albums: "Remixed on the 24th of July", "Born on the 24th of July", "Want Me (Like Water)", "Want Me (Like Water) (feat. Terra Deva)", "All Systems Gone", "Better Day", "Future Love", "Defected Presents Charles Webster", "Prove It", "Sense of Danger", "Peace, Love & Happiness", "Pagan Offering Sampler #1", "House Masters"


  1. Presence was a British rock band started by Gary Biddles, Lol Tolhurst, and Michael Dempsey. Dempsey and Tolhurst were founding members of The Cure, and Biddles was a former Cure roadie who previously played in Fools Dance with Simon Gallup.
  2. Presence a.k.a. Présence is a musical group.
  3. Presence a.k.a. Présence was a French 70's band.
    • members:
    • albums: "Filles du nord", "Le jour s'est levé", "Si tu passes par chez moi / Chante chante"
  4. Presence is a musical group.
    • album: "Black Opera"

There are other groups with in their name, like Presence of Soul, Into the Presence, in the fathers presence, In the presence of wolves and In the Presence of Enemies.


  1. The Presence is a fictional representation of God, and is a character in comic books published by DC Comics.
  2. Presence: Sergei Krylov is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe.


  1. "Presence" is the seventh studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Swan Song Records on 31 March 1976. It was written and recorded during a tumultuous time in the band's history, as singer Robert Plant was recuperating from serious injuries he had sustained in a recent car accident. The album received mixed reviews from critics and is also the slowest-selling studio album by the band, only managing to achieve triple-platinum certification in the United States. Nonetheless, guitarist Jimmy Page describes Presence as the band's "most important" album, proving they would continue despite their turmoil.
  2. "Presence" is a musical album of Weeping Willows.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  3. "Presence" is a musical EP of Mgła.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  4. "Presence" is a composition.
  5. "Presence" is a musical single of Heiko Laux.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  6. "Presence" is a musical EP of Bandulu.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  7. "Presence" is a musical album of Liquid Flow.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  8. "Presence" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  9. "Presence" is a musical album of Big John Duncan & Graham Lewis.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  10. "Presence" is a musical album of Greg Griffin.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  11. "Presence" is a musical album of Lisa Sokolov.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  12. "Presence" is a composition.
  13. "Presence" is a musical album of Yann Novak.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  14. "Presence" is a musical album of Mercy Train.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  15. "Presence" a.k.a. "Présence" is a musical album of Marie-Claire Séguin.
  16. "Presence" is a musical album of Chuck Loeb.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  17. "Presence" is a musical album of Presence.
  18. "Presence" is a composition.
  19. "Presence" is a composition.
  20. "Presence" is a composition, cataloged instance.


"Presence" is the 2002 book written by Maureen F. McHugh.

  • released in (13 years ago)
  • award: - Hugo Award for Best Novelette nomination for Maureen F. McHugh


  1. "Presence" is a 2013 short, drama, horror and thriller film written by Colin David MacDonald and Glen Matthews and directed by Colin David MacDonald.
  2. "Presence" is a 2003 documentary film written and directed by Jan Troell.
  3. "Presence" a.k.a. "Hozour" is a film, directed by Hossein Rasti.
  4. "Presence" is a 1996 film directed by Tolib Khamidov.
  5. "Presence" is a 2012 short documentary film directed by Yashaswini Raghunandan and Ekta Mittal.
  6. "Presence" is a short film from the 1987 anime anthology film Robot Carnival.


  1. Presence: In filmmaking and television production presence is the "silence" recorded at a location or space when no dialogue is spoken. This term is often confused with ambience.
    • also known as Room Tone
  2. Presence: In an amplifier, a presence control boosts the upper mid-range frequencies to make the sounds of voices and instruments with similar tonal ranges seem more "present".
  3. Presence is a theoretical concept describing the extent to which media represent the world. Presence is further described by Matthew Lombard and Theresa Ditton as “an illusion that a mediated experience is not mediated." Today, it often considers the effect that people experience when they interact with a computer-mediated or computer-generated environment. The conceptualization of presence borrows from multiple fields including communication, computer science, psychology, science, engineering, philosophy, and the arts. The concept of presence accounts for a variety of computer applications and Web-based entertainment today that are developed on the fundamentals of the phenomenon, in order to give people the sense of, as Sheridan called it, “being there.
  4. The presence of something at a given time and/or place. For species-habitat associations, occurrence is typically listed for land cover classes where the species has been observed repeatedly, regardless of the location's quality for the species.
  5. The Presence account is aimed at artists and Art Galleries interested in establishing a presence in UnfoldingArt while selling Artwork at their own Website, and targets the creation of profile, complete portfolio, marketing of Artwork, identification of market niche as well as optional expansion of the business model through indirect sales and purchases for the purpose of increase in revenue.
  6. Presence is a 2001 theater production of the play by David Harrower.
    • award: - Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer nomination for Ralf Little
  7. Presence is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  8. The Presence Business Unit is aimed at artists/ Art Galleries interested in marketing Artwork in UnfoldingArt, having sales on their website, targeting marketing, and identification of the market niche.

Phrases with Presence

  1. presence chamber
  2. presence of mind
  3. real presence

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Presence

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Google previewBroken Whole, The (2012)

Philosophical Steps Toward a Theology of Global Solidarity by Thomas E. Reynolds

Rather, Presence is an already not- yet, an ever actualizing eschatological possibility traced in the dialectical performance of being-with. A utopian...

Presence is a verb more than a noun, a living horizonal matrix of possibility more than a static substance. It is a trans-...

Google previewShakti Leadership (2016)

Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business by Nilima Bhat, Raj Sisodia

Presence is what Joseph Campbell described as the navel between heaven and earth.1 Presence is that sweet spot where you are in the world but...

Google previewNew Advances in Virtual Humans (2008)

Artificial Intelligence Environment by Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann

Presence is a key factor in the interaction between human being and virtual human in order to create the illusion of reality.

Google previewEnergize Your Workplace (2003)

How to Create and Sustain High-Quality Connections at Work by Jane E. Dutton

Presence is a foundation state for respectful en— gagement. Without it, none of the...

Presence is a gift that one person gives an— other. Martin Buber, a...

”6 Conveying presence means turning one's attention to an— other .

Google previewThe Lessons (2008)

How to Understand Spiritual Principles, Spiritual Activities, and Rising Emotions by Sandra Casey-Martus, Carla R. Mancari

THE PRESENCE IS the realization of the oneness, the spirit of Jesus Christ. 1.

Google previewThe Power of Presence (2011)

Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others by Kristi HEDGES

Executive presence is the corporate “it” factor. We are...

It is important to us because presence is a neon sign announcing who people are.

Like most southern ix Executive presence means much more than making a fantastic first impression.

Google previewMindful Coaching (2013)

How Mindfulness can Transform Coaching Practice by Liz Hall

a transpersonal psychologist and co-director of the Threshold Society, a Sufism educational organization, describes presence as follows: Presence is the way in which we occupy space, as well as the way we flow and move.

Google previewProgress in Education (2006)

by Roberta V. Nata

Chapter 3 - Social presence is a vital affective learning factor that influences online interaction.

Google previewBrain and Being (2004)

At the boundary between science, philosophy, language and arts by Gordon G. Globus, Karl H. Pribram, Giuseppe Vitiello

Mental presence is the feeling of being a conscious mind. Is it the...

Google previewAdult Learning in the Digital Age: Perspectives on Online Technologies and Outcomes (2009)

Perspectives on Online Technologies and Outcomes by Kidd, Terry T.

Cognitive presence is the interplay between reflection and discourse in the initiation, construction and confirmation of...

If a deep and meaningful learning outcome is the goal of an educational experience, then an understanding of cognitive presence is a priority (Garrison, 2003).

Google previewNothingness (2016)

Philosophical Insights into Psychology by Ditte Winther-Lindqvist, Jytte Bang

The absent presence is the trace of which Derrida wrote that haunts our texts and our tellings.

The absent presence is that which has been ignored in an attempt to preserve the illusion of truth as a perfectly selfcontained and selfsufficient ...

Google previewCreating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching (2010)

How to "Be There" for Distance Learners by Rosemary M. Lehman, Simone C. O. Conceição

Creating presence is a result of awareness, understanding, involvement through experience, and intentional planning...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law and Practice (1910)

mm Constitutes Presence — At 1-one of Fire. — It is not material whether the person within the building was awake or asleep, in bed or out, or whether escape was practicable before the building actually kindled.' time fire is set to an outhouse ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue (1995)

by Leon Klenicki, Geoffrey Wigoder

Exile in its primary sense means the exile of God from the Temple, the eclipse of the physical presence of God from the Jewish people. One of the most traumatic passages in the Bible is the story in Ezekiel contained in Chapters 10 and 11.

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Small photo of Copenhagen, Denmark - June 26, 2018: Nespresso coffee house store logo on shop panel. Nespresso Nestle group brand has a presence in over 60 countries.Small photo of Health food concept with vegetables and fruit high in anthocyanins, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins on rustic oak background. Foods in blue, red & purple colours denoting presence of anthocyanin.Small photo of Online presence message on stickers post on wooden wallSmall photo of A businessman selecting a Online Presence Concept button on a clear screen.Small photo of Indianapolis - Circa May 2018: Walmart Retail Location. Walmart is boosting its internet and ecommerce presence to keep up with competitors VIISmall photo of Build your online presence - internet marketing concept - a text on a vintage slate blackboardSmall photo of Performing a neurological exam in doctor office. The doctor conducts neurology examination of knee reflex of patient using neurological rubber hammer, checking on presence of disease or pathology More...

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Quotes about Presence

Looking up we are not ashamed in the presence of heaven, nor bowing down are we ashamed in the presence of earth.
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Scrabble value of P3R1E1S1E1N1C3E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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