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preside


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Preside  \Pre*side"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Presided};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Presiding}.]  [L.  praesidere  prae  before  +  sedere  to 
  sit:  cf  F.  pr['e]sider.  See  {Sit}.] 
  1.  To  be  set  or  to  sit  in  the  place  of  authority;  to  occupy 
  the  place  of  president,  chairman,  moderator,  director, 
  etc.;  to  direct,  control,  and  regulate,  as  chief  officer; 
  as  to  preside  at  a  public  meeting;  to  preside  over  the 
  senate. 
 
  2.  To  exercise  superintendence;  to  watch  over 
 
  Some  o'er  the  public  magazines  preside.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  preside 
  v  1:  of  meetings  [syn:  {chair}] 
  2:  act  as  president:  "preside  over  companies  and  corporations" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PRESIDE,  v.  To  guide  the  action  of  a  deliberative  body  to  a  desirable 
  result.  In  Journalese,  to  perform  upon  a  musical  instrument;  as  "He 
  presided  at  the  piccolo." 
 
  The  Headliner,  holding  the  copy  in  hand, 
  Read  with  a  solemn  face: 
  "The  music  was  very  uncommonly  grand  -- 
  The  best  that  was  every  provided, 
  For  our  townsman  Brown  presided 
  At  the  organ  with  skill  and  grace." 
  The  Headliner  discontinued  to  read, 
  And  spread  the  paper  down 
  On  the  desk,  he  dashed  in  at  the  top  of  the  screed: 
  "Great  playing  by  President  Brown." 
  Orpheus  Bowen 
 
 




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