verb (used without object), pre·sid·ed, pre·sid·ing.
- preset board,
- presidencia roque sáenz peña,
- president pro tempore
Origin of preside
Examples from the Web for presiding
The presiding light behind this creation was a woman named Natalia Murray.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo|Felice Picano|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, when asked to give the verdict in public by the presiding judge, one voter recanted.Could Chris McDaniel Get A Do-Over In The Mississippi Senate Race?|Ben Jacobs|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He might as well have been presiding instead of the Judiciary Committee chairman, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy.Comcast Coasts Through First Senate Hearing Into $45.2 Billion Merger With Time-Warner Cable|Lloyd Grove|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The now-sainted Abraham Lincoln was subject to particularly vicious attacks while presiding over the Civil War.The Mount Rushmore Fight Club: A History of Hating Presidents, from Washington to Obama|John Avlon|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During his appearance, Morsi angrily asked the presiding judge why he was on trial.
He had been presiding over a proceeding that had something to do with the Mormons, in which he favored them.Children of the Market Place|Edgar Lee Masters
I defended myself as best I could, but was told by the presiding magistrate that I was nothing but an “impudent scoundrel.”Adventures and Recollections|Bill o'th' Hoylus End
Pageants sweep by, and nobles are presiding in halls of state.
He was the presiding deity of plantations and forests, and specially protected the boundaries of fields.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome|E.M. Berens
At this point the presiding officer of the court ordered the room cleared "while the court deliberates."Recollections of a Varied Life|George Cary Eggleston
Word Origin for preside
1610s, from French présider "preside over, govern" (15c.), from Latin praesidere "stand guard; superintend," literally "sit in front of," from prae "before" (see pre-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary).