US: /ˈpɹɛzəns/
UK: /pɹˈɛzəns/

English Vietnamese dictionary

presence /'prezns/
  • danh từ
    • sự có mặt
      • in the presence of someone: trước mặt ai
      • to be admitted to someone's presence: được đưa vào gặp mặt ai, được đưa vào yết kiến ai
      • your presence is requested: rất mong sự có mặt của anh
    • vẻ, dáng, bộ dạng
      • to have no presence: trông không có dáng
    • presence of mind
      • sự nhanh trí
    • the Presence
      • nơi thiết triều; lúc thiết triều

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U] (of a person) the fact of being in a particular place: He hardly seemed to notice my presence. + Her presence during the crisis had a calming effect. + (formal) Your presence is requested at the meeting.
Antonym: ABSENCE
2 [U] (of a thing or a substance) the fact of being in a particular place or thing: The test can identify the presence of abnormalities in the unborn child.
Antonym: ABSENCE
3 [sing.] a group of people, especially soldiers, who have been sent to a place to deal with a particular situation: The government is maintaining a heavy police presence in the area. + a military presence
4 [C, usually sing.] (literary) a person or spirit that you cannot see but that you feel is near: She felt a presence behind her.
5 [U] (approving) the quality of making a strong impression on other people by the way you talk or behave: a man of great presence + She has a strong voice but absolutely no stage presence.
Idioms: in the presence of sb
in sb's presence with sb in the same place: The document was signed in the presence of two witnesses. + She asked them not to discuss the matter in her presence.
in the presence of sth when sth exists in a particular place: Litmus paper turns red in the presence of an acid.
make your presence felt to do sth to make people very aware of the fact that you are there; to have a strong influence on a group of people or a situation: She's only been here a couple of weeks but she is already making her presence felt.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 proximity, nearness, closeness, adjacency, vicinity, Formal propinquity:
The presence of a hospital near her home made Aunt Mary feel more secure
2 attendance, company, companionship, society, association, existence, manifestation, manifestness, being:
The Queen honoured us by her presence at the unveiling of the plaque
3 poise, self-assurance, bearing, self-possession, confidence, mien, carriage, comportment, deportment, air, personality, aspect, aura, appearance:
When Geoffrey entered, his presence created quite a stir.
4 spirit, wraith, spectre, shade:
I had the vague but pervading sense that a unidentifiable presence was with me in the empty room.
5 presence of mind. aplomb, sophistication, coolness, cool-headedness, composure, imperturbability, phlegm, sang-froid, self-possession, self-assurance, calm, equanimity, level-headedness, quick-wittedness, alertness, Colloq cool:
With great presence of mind, Grainger walked up to the man and took the gun from him.

Collocation dictionary

1 being present


The mere presence of children in the room is enough to upset him.
| constant, continued, continuing, permanent | strong
The company now has a strong presence in Germany.


indicate, reveal, show
These chemicals could indicate the presence of water on the planet.
| acknowledge
He acknowledged our presence with a nod of his head.
| detect | grace sb with
(ironic or humorous) How nice of you to grace us with your presence!


in sb's ~
He should never have made those remarks in your presence.


make your presence felt/known
She certainly made her presence felt in the boardroom.

2 number of people


constant | military, police
There was a strong police presence throughout the demonstration.


The army maintains a constant presence in the area.

3 force of personality


charismatic, commanding, formidable, great, imposing, powerful, strong | stage
He had a formidable stage presence.



Concise English dictionary

+the state of being present; current existence
+the immediate proximity of someone or something
+an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby
+the impression that something is present
+dignified manner or conduct
+the act of being present