Definition of president
What does the word president mean?
part of speech: noun
Head of temporary or permanent body of persons, presiding over their meetings& proceedings; head of some colleges; person presiding over meetings of academy, literary or scientific society, &c.; (United States) person presiding over proceedings of bank or company; head of advisory council, board, &c., as P. of the Board of Agriculture, Trade, &c.; Lord P. of the Council, English crown officer presiding at meetings of Privy Council; elected head of government in United States& other modern republics; (Hist.) governor of province, colony, &c. Hence or cogn. presidential a., presidentialy adv., presidentship n. [French]