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a club chairman/president
▪ Reg took over as club chairman three years ago,
elect sb (as) president/leader/mayor etc
▪ In 1768, John Wilkes was elected as their Member of Parliament.
past president/member/winner etc
▪ a past president of the golf club
▪ Fitzsimmons was named senior executive vice president, and it appeared his coaching days were over.
▪ Tenants began moving in July 8, said Peter Novak, executive vice president.
▪ Clippers executive vice president Andy Roeser said the team filed the paperwork Thursday announcing their intentions.
▪ Mr Cuylenburg was recently executive vice president of operations at Xerox Corp. and is a consultant to that firm.
▪ She is a 15-year veteran of the company and has been serving as executive vice president.
▪ Like Clinton 12 years later, he possessed in volume what the incumbent president, Jimmy Carter, lacked.
▪ An election campaign between an incumbent president and a Senate majority leader is bound to be fought out in legislative jousting.
▪ Never in this century has the fight for the presidency pitted a congressional monarch against an incumbent president.
▪ It also has a new president.
▪ Now the new president has appointed his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to lead a task force on health care reform.
▪ To those who think the nation needs a new president to set its conduct straight, it was probably effective.
▪ If that doesn't work out, the search for a new president will begin.
▪ This is not a happy situation for a new president.
▪ But here too the new Chechen president is picking a cautious central course.
▪ And he was a senior vice president.
▪ Mr McLaughlin, 44 years old, was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.
▪ Frank Galvone was also a senior vice president.
▪ Additionally, Jeff Osbourn, 38, was promoted to senior vice president of operations.
▪ Alan D.. Collenette has been named a senior vice president and district manager of the San Francisco office.
▪ Satjiv Chahil, formerly the vice president of entertainment and new media, will be senior vice president of corporate marketing.
▪ Ellis senior vice president in San Jose.
▪ Mr Hoffman, 47, previously was senior vice president of Fingerhut Cos.
▪ His vice president Gerald Ford took over for the remainder of his term but lost the 1976 election to Jimmy Carter.
▪ Fitzsimmons was named senior executive vice president, and it appeared his coaching days were over.
▪ Mattie might even make it as vice president.
▪ He and Clinton have formed such a close working partnership that Kemp, as vice president, would like to emulate Gore.
▪ She was in-house counsel and vice president for a medical company in Concord when she decided to give up her day job.
▪ She is a 15-year veteran of the company and has been serving as executive vice president.
▪ Mr Selfridge will be succeeded as chief financial officer by Jeff Reinhold, 38, who also will serve as vice president.
▪ So when the invitation to become president of BitC arrived shortly afterwards, Charles accepted with alacrity.
▪ Afterward, he was elected Arkansas attorney general and served as governor for 10 years before becoming president.
▪ He is to become president of the Savile Row tailor which bears his name.
▪ After seizing power, the soldiers changed into civilian clothes and became presidents.
▪ Chung Yong Hoo, the admiral whose wife was said to be involved, had retired before Mr Kim became president.
▪ Their family had founded the bank, and Wilfred and Mark, when still in their twenties, became president and treasurer.
▪ Since becoming president in 1993 he has encouraged dovish leaders to move on the path to peace.
▪ John McCain, R-Ariz., dreams of Bob Dole becoming president.
▪ The deadlock in electing a president heightened the political tension in the country.
▪ John Sweeney is elected president of the AFL-CIO.
▪ He was chairman of the legal and technical committee until March 2000, when he was then elected as vice president.
▪ They elected me student body president there.
▪ But in 1997 Kim Dae-jung, a former critic of the bases, was elected president.
▪ Q.. Have other Iowa caucus winners been elected president?
▪ We are the national majority, but we must elect a Republican president for that national majority to truly govern.
▪ She intends to continue her high-visibility job as head of the Red Cross if her husband Bob is elected president.
▪ Companies that get together no longer need as many accountants or vice presidents of marketing as each had before the merger.
▪ The retailer named Gale Duff-Bloom president of marketing and company communications, a new position.
▪ It was created by a former vice president of marketing for Nestle and is produced in the Midwest.
▪ Also departing: Jim Groff, vice president of education marketing.
▪ Satjiv Chahil, formerly the vice president of entertainment and new media, will be senior vice president of corporate marketing.
▪ When the politicians returned to Congress, they approved the compromise that named Arteaga interim president.
▪ Since Newman was named president in October, Bankers Trust reorganized its derivatives and asset management businesses.
▪ Bennett, 44 years old, succeeds Rob Dickenson, 46, who recently was named president of a new company division.
▪ It named Thomas Ashmore president of the top-10-market organization, which will be based in Dallas.
▪ Alan D.. Collenette has been named a senior vice president and district manager of the San Francisco office.
▪ They have no reason to name the president.
▪ Jesse Jackson, who ran for president in 1984 and 1988, is a spent force.
▪ The Republicans running for president now come to Arizona so they might live their dreams while we relive our nightmares.
▪ Heavens, as a free woman, she might even run for president in 1992.
▪ A progressive institution in many ways, Rollins was run autocratically by its president, Hamilton Holt.
▪ Third, he ran for president in 1988 and lost a bitter primary battle with George Bush.
▪ Although if I had, I can safely say that the last thing I would be doing is running for president.
▪ Why are senators so poor at running for president?
▪ Respondents said the president is better able to handle a variety of issues.
▪ Three of the last six presidents served as vice president.
▪ In 1880-1 he served as president of the Institution.
▪ If one person is the majority stockholder, he or she may also serve as president as well as chairperson.
▪ He was succeeded by Robert Greber, who had served as president and chief operating officer.
▪ Molly serving a term as president would give me three years to prepare myself to run.
▪ She is a 15-year veteran of the company and has been serving as executive vice president.
Madam President/Ambassador etc
from the chairman/president/top etc downwards
▪ As the system empties, open all the radiator air vents, working from the top downwards until the system is empty.
lame duck president/governor/legislature etc
outgoing president/chancellor etc
▪ But Mr Clinton will not be able to immediately bask in the outgoing President's glory.
▪ Early returns show bitter rival and outgoing President Slobodan Milosevic well ahead in the race.
▪ The outgoing chancellor said he has no plans to assume any other political posts.
the incumbent president/priest/government etc
▪ At the same time, as the incumbent President, he is also answerable for the state of the nation.
▪ Efficiency is the principle that voters ought to be able to assess the responsibility of and exercise control over the incumbent government.
▪ Labour would then benefit from the extra coverage given to the incumbent government.
▪ Like Clinton 12 years later, he possessed in volume what the incumbent president, Jimmy Carter, lacked.
the retiring president/manager/director etc
▪ Finally, on November 24, he took over the reins of the Puzzle Palace from the retiring director.
vice-president/chairman etc
President Chirac visited Japan this week.
President Lincoln
▪ Angry shareholders called for the resignation of the company president.
▪ It was Dever's job to advise the president on his public image.
▪ Mandela was already in his seventies when he became president.
▪ the president of CBS news
▪ the President of Egypt
▪ A determination to rein in the president also lay behind the Case Act that became law in 1972.
▪ I used to be president of the United States.
▪ Neither were the auditors able to find Heritage's former president, Joseph Mollicone, to inquire where the money might be.
▪ The president of a small environmental group has filed an ethics complaint against Republican Sen.
▪ We believe the president has a very strong record in the gay and lesbian community.
▪ Who is the current president of the United States?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

President \Pres"i*dent\, n. [F. pr['e]sident, L. praesidens, -entis, p. pr. of praesidere. See Preside.]

  1. One who is elected or appointed to preside; a presiding officer, as of a legislative body. Specifically:

    1. The chief officer of a corporation, company, institution, society, or the like.

    2. The chief executive officer of the government in certain republics; as, the president of the United States.

  2. A protector; a guardian; a presiding genius. [Obs.]

    Just Apollo, president of verse.


President \Pres"i*dent\, a. Occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest authority; presiding. [R.]

His angels president In every province.


President \Pres"i*dent\, n. Precedent. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "appointed governor of a province; chosen leader of a body of persons," from Old French president and directly from Latin praesidentum (nominative praesidens) "president, governor," noun use of present participle of praesidere "to act as head or chief" (see preside).\n

\nIn Middle English of heads of religious houses, hospitals, colleges and universities. First use for "chief executive officer of a republic" is in U.S. Constitution (1787), from earlier American use for "officer in charge of the Continental Congress" (1774), a sense derived from that of "chosen head of a meeting or group of persons," which is from Middle English. It had been used of chief officers of banks from 1781, of individual colonies since 1608 (originally Virginia) and heads of colleges since mid-15c. Slang shortening prez is recorded from 1883. Fem. form presidentess is attested from 1763.


a. Occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest authority; presiding. n. 1 The head of state of a republic, a representative democracy and sometimes a dictatorship. 2 Primary leader of a corporation. Not to be confused with CEO, which is a related but separate position that is sometimes held by a different person. 3 A person presiding over a meeting, chair, presiding officer, presider. 4 (obsolete form of precedent English)

  1. n. an executive officer of a firm or corporation

  2. the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government; "the President likes to jog every morning" [syn: President of the United States, United States President, Chief Executive]

  3. the chief executive of a republic

  4. the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson" [syn: chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson]

  5. the head administrative officer of a college or university [syn: prexy]

  6. the office of the United States head of state; "a President is elected every four years" [syn: President of the United States, Chief Executive]


A president is the leader of a country or a division or part of a country, typically a republic, a democracy, or a dictatorship. The title " president" is sometimes used by extension for leaders of other groups, including corporate entities and social groups.

Etymologically, a president is one who presides (from Latin prae- "before" + sedere "to sit"; giving the term praeses). Originally, the term referred to the presiding officer of a ceremony or meeting (i.e., chairman), but today it most commonly refers to an executive official. Among other things, "President" today is a common title for the heads of state of most republics, whether presidential republics, semi-presidential republics or parliamentary republics.

President (card game)

President – also known as scum, hoop, kings, capitalism, caps, warlords and scumbags, scumbag (the latter two names originating in Australia), janitor, asshole (with the spelling arsehole outside North America), kings and assholes/arseholes, man of the house, landlord, rich man poor man, hierarchy, pimps and hoes, Trump, Clinton, and many other names – is an westernized version of an originally Japanese card game named daifugō or daihinmin. It is a game for three or more, in which the players race to get rid of all of the cards in their hands in order to become "president" (or "warlord", etc.) in the following round. It can also be played as a drinking game. A commercial version of the game exists under the name The Great Dalmuti, with a non-standard deck.

President (CSRT)

The Combatant Status Review Tribunal the US Department of Defense commissioned, like the Tribunals described in Army Regulation 190-8, which they were modeled after, were three member panels, led by a Tribunal President.

President (United States)
President (disambiguation)

A president is a leader of a country or a division or part of a country.

President or the president may also refer to:

President (steamboat)

President was a steamboat that currently lies dismantled in St. Elmo, Illinois. Originally named Cincinnati, it was built in 1924 and is the only remaining "Western Rivers" style sidewheel river excursion steamboat in the United States. She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989, although these designations were revoked in 2011. Her home ports have been Cincinnati, Ohio; New Orleans, Louisiana; Vicksburg, Mississippi; St. Louis, Missouri; and Davenport, Iowa.

Président (brand)

Président is a French dairy brand owned by the Laval based Lactalis company. The brand was created in 1968 by André Besnier. It is used for butter and for a range of industrially produced versions of traditional cheeses.

President (tree)

The President tree is the name of a giant sequoia located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States, east of Visalia, California. It is not the tallest giant sequoia tree in the world with a height of about , nor the widest at about in diameter at the base, but it is the third largest tree in the world, measured by volume of trunk, and the oldest known living sequoia, about 3,200 years old. As of 2012, the volume of its trunk measured at about , with an additional of branches.

The tree was named after President Warren G. Harding in 1923. Nearby trees include Chief Sequoyah, the 27th largest giant sequoia in the world, and the Congress Group, two dense stands of medium-sized sequoias that represent the "House" and "Senate".

President (LDS Church honorific)

President is an honorific title in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) given to men who hold certain priesthood leadership positions.

President (TV series)

President is a South Korean television series starring real-life married couple Choi Soo-jong and Ha Hee-ra as Korea's president and his first lady. This is their first acting collaboration. It aired on KBS2 from December 15, 2010 to February 24, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:05 for 24 episodes.

President (song)

'President' is the final single to be taken from IAMX's second studio album The Alternative. It was first released in 2006 as a promo single, which also included 'Spit It Out'. To coincide with the 2008 re-release of the album it was re-released in the US only on the Metropolis Records label.

President (narrowboat)

President is a historic, steam-powered narrowboat, built in 1909 by Fellows Morton and Clayton (FMC) at their dock at Saltley, Birmingham, England. It is now owned by the Black Country Living Museum, where it is based. President is registered by National Historic Ships as part of the National Historic Fleet.

President (corporate title)

The '''President '''is a leader of an organization, company, community, club, trade union, university or other group. In many organizations, it is the legally recognized highest "titled" corporate officer, ranking above the various Vice Presidents (e.g. Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President). The president may also be the chairman. The relationship between the president and the Chief Executive Officer varies, depending on the structure of the specific organization. In a similar vein to the Chief Operating Officer, the title of corporate President as a separate position (as opposed to being combined with a " C-Suite" designation, such as "President and Chief Executive Officer" or "President and Chief Operating Officer") is also loosely defined. The powers of the president vary widely across organizations and such powers come from specific authorization in the bylaws (e.g. the president can make an "executive decision" only if the bylaws allow for it).

President (1937 film)

President is a 1937 Hindi social romantic drama film from New Theatres. The Bengali version was called Didi. The direction, screenplay and cinematography were by Nitin Bose. The film starred K. L. Saigal, Leela Desai, Kamlesh Kumari, Jagdish Sethi, Prithviraj Kapoor and Bikram Kapoor. The story according to the credit roll of the film is "A tale of love and greater love" developed on an idea by M. M. Begg. It was a love triangle with a social content that highlighted the conditions of the mill workers. It was also the first film to show a liberated educated woman managing her own factory.

Usage examples of "president".

Congressional legislation which is to be made effective through negotiation and inquiry within the international field must often accord to the President a degree of discretion and freedom from statutory restriction which would not be admissible were domestic affairs alone involved.

The Czech President was accorded all the formal honors due to a head of state.

There can be no doubt that he had in mind inflicting on him the treatment he had accorded the Austrian Chancellor and the Czechoslovak President under what he thought were similar circumstances.

As against an enemy in the field the President possesses all the powers which are accorded by International Law to any supreme commander.

Jordan Mintz, general counsel Lea Fastow, assistant treasurer Michael Jakubik, vice president JimTimmins, director, private equity Tim Despain, vice president Bill Brown, vice president The Internal Accountants Richard Causey, chief accounting officer David Woytek, vice president, corporate auditing Rodney Faldyn, vice president, transaction accounting group Ryan Siurek, member, transaction accounting group In Risk Assessment Richard Buy, chief risk officer Vasant Shanbhogue, analyst Vince Kaminski, vice president of Rakesh Bharati, analyst research Kevin Kindall, analyst Stinson Gibner, analyst In Corporate Development J.

On December 13, 1919, the presidents and secretaries of the 113 national and international unions affiliated with the American Federation of Labor met at Washington, D.

The Senate and the president could begin by jointly appointing a nonpartisan commission to gather the names of the two dozen or so most distinguished lawyers and judges in the nation, assessed by peer review under the broadest criterion of greatness, without regard to party affiliation, race, gender, ideology, or other such factors.

I have been moved by considerations by me deemed sufficient to withhold my authority for affixing the said seal: Now, therefore, be it known that I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby authorize the Secretary of State to cancel my signature to the instrument aforesaid.

William Dennison, the Postmaster-general, tendered his resignation, alleging as the chief cause the difference of opinion between himself and the President in regard to the proposed Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.

If, during his long persecution by President Kruger, Wools-Sampson in the bitterness of his heart had vowed a feud against the Boer cause, it must be acknowledged that he has most amply fulfilled it, for it would be difficult to point to any single man who has from first to last done them greater harm.

Thoreau is considered the American Anarchist par excellence, and, if we can believe Vernon Louis Parrington, all of the Adams family--from the two presidents to the brothers--wished nothing more than the burning of State Street, the site of Boston banking.

In the initial interrogation by Tribunal president Herman, she was represented as an ungovernable wife, forcing Louis, for example, to issue the veto against anticlerical legislation and organizing the flight to Varennes.

President Johnson, however, behaved as an ordinary political speaker in a heated canvass, receiving interruptions from the crowd, answering insolent remarks with undignified repartee, and lowering at every step of his progress the dignity which properly appertains to the great office.

Yet if the President has the power to channel raw materials into the most efficient industrial units and thus save scarce materials from wastage it is difficult to see why the same principle is not applicable to the distribution of fuel oil.

Congress has appropriated the money, and which it has directed the President to obtain.