verb (used without object)
Origin of exist
Examples from the Web for existing
He also wants to “replace every existing organism with a better one.”
In short, the existing data makes fracking seem like a judgment call.
In The Affair, “the others” are the existing partners and even the children that Noah and Helen have, much-loved as they are.
Every possible outcome—them together, them staying with their existing partners—seems only likely to bring misery.
Their new Virtual Joey app turns your existing PlayStation 3—and soon PS4—into its very own DVR.
The existing disqualifications, indeed, were upheld by little but the purely obstructive sentiment.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)|Leslie Stephen
I am the beginning and the middle and the end of existing things.
Here they settled down submissively and appeared to be content with their existing condition.The Indians' Last Fight|Dennis Collins
The unaltered tradition of the Palace, and the correspondence of the existing state of things with that tradition.The Fair Maid of Perth|Sir Walter Scott
The existing bell, which is rung on all great occasions, was cast in 1505.Verdun Argonne-Metz 1914-1918|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for existing
- 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