intransitive verb Etymology: Latin exsistere to come into being, exist, from ex- + sistere to stand, stop; akin to Latin stare to stand — more at stand Date: circa 1568 1. a. to have real being whether material or spiritual <
did unicorns exist
the largest galaxy known to exist
b. to have being in a specified place or with respect to understood limitations or conditions <
strange ideas existed in his mind
2. to continue to be <
racism still exists in society
3. a. to have life or the functions of vitality <
we cannot exist without oxygen
b. to live at an inferior level or under adverse circumstances <
the hungry existing from day to day

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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