existence

Existence is the state of being alive or being real. For example, you and your best friend disagree about the existence of Bigfoot if you think it's real and your friend doesn't.

The noun existence can be used many different ways, but it always has to do with being alive or with simply "being". You can talk about the survival of something as its existence, like your yo-yo club having lost so many members that its existence is in danger. The particular way you live is another meaning of existence; if you live a quiet, lonely life in the country, you could describe it as a solitary existence.

Definitions of existence
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n the state or fact of existing

“laws in existence for centuries”
Synonyms:
being, beingness
Antonyms:
nonbeing
the state of not being
nonentity, nonexistence
the state of not existing
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Types:
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actuality
the state of actually existing objectively
eternity, timeless existence, timelessness
a state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife
preexistence
existing in a former state or previous to something else
coexistence
existing peacefully together
subsistence
the state of existing in reality; having substance
presence
the state of being present; current existence
life
the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living
aliveness, animation, life, living
the condition of living or the state of being alive
life
a characteristic state or mode of living
transcendence, transcendency
a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience
possibility, possibleness
capability of existing or happening or being true
entelechy
(Aristotle) the state of something that is fully realized; actuality as opposed to potentiality
genuineness
the state of being genuine
realism, reality, realness
the state of being actual or real
reality
the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be
the true, trueness, truth, verity
conformity to reality or actuality
eternal life, life eternal
life without beginning or end
immanence, immanency
the state of being within or not going beyond a given domain
inherence, inherency
the state of inhering; the state of being a fixed characteristic
ubiety
the state of existing and being localized in space
omnipresence, ubiquitousness, ubiquity
the state of being everywhere at once (or seeming to be everywhere at once)
hereness
the state of being here in this place
thereness
the state of being there--not here--in position
thereness
real existence
occurrence
an instance of something occurring
shadow
a dominating and pervasive presence
skin
a person's skin regarded as their life
endurance, survival
a state of surviving; remaining alive
ghetto
any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping
conceivability, conceivableness
the state of being conceivable
achievability, attainability, attainableness
the state of being achievable
potency, potential, potentiality
the inherent capacity for coming into being
chance, opportunity
a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
Type of:
state
the way something is with respect to its main attributes

n everything that exists anywhere

“the biggest tree in existence
Synonyms:
cosmos, creation, macrocosm, universe, world
Types:
closed universe
(cosmology) a universe that is spatially closed and in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amounts of dark matter
natural order
the physical universe considered as an orderly system subject to natural (not human or supernatural) laws
nature
the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.
Type of:
natural object
an object occurring naturally; not made by man

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