verb (used without object)
Origin of exist
Examples from the Web for exist
What conflicts do exist between them derive from misunderstanding and accident.
While it does service the community, it also gives them a place to call home and exist without any stigmas from the outside world.
Both projects only exist because internet.org enables users to access info via the Internet for free.
Methane could be produced by microbes on Mars, too, if they exist in enough numbers.
Currently, real-time surveillance systems of disease do not exist.The Secret to Tracking Ebola, MERS, and Flu? Sewers|Wudan Yan|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These conservatives are not without value, but they can only exist in a fixed state of society.The Puddleford Papers,|H. H. Riley
The existence of a devil—a creature made by God, and the author of evil that will exist forever.Handbook of Freethought|Various
Special reasons may exist in some particular case why a man in this class has not entered into such relation.Defense of the Faith and the Saints (Volume 1 of 2)|B. H. Roberts
Their growth has required ages, and during their development many a parent stalk has ceased to exist.A Manual of the Antiquity of Man|J. P. MacLean
The finest cattle are said to exist in Khokand, and among the Karakalpaks on the Oxus, whose exclusive occupation is to rear them.Sketches of Central Asia (1868)|Arminius Vmbry
British Dictionary definitions for exist
- to be actual rather than merely possible
- to be a member of the domain of some theory, an element of some possible world, etc
- to have contingent being while free, responsible, and aware of one's situation
Word Origin for exist
Word Origin and History for exist
c.1600, from French exister (17c.), from Latin existere/exsistere "to step out, stand forth, emerge, appear; exist, be" (see existence). "The late appearance of the word is remarkable" [OED]. Related: Existed; existing.