Meaning of “president” in the English Dictionary

"president" in British English

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presidentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈprez.ɪ.dənt/ us /ˈprez.ɪ.dənt/

president noun [ C ] (POLITICS)

A2 (the title given to) the person who has the highest political position in a country that is a republic and who, in some of these countries, is the leader of the government:

President Kennedy
the president of France
[ as form of address ] Thank you, Mr/Madam President.

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president noun [ C ] (ORGANIZATION)

the person who has the highest position in an organization or, especially in the US, in a company:

a former president of the Royal Society
mainly US She's a friend of the president of the bank.

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presidential
adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˌprez.ɪˈden.ʃəl/ us /ˌprez.ɪˈden.ʃəl/

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B2

a presidential candidate
"Art and the Community" was the theme of her presidential address to the annual meeting.

(Definition of “president” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"president" in American English

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presidentnoun [ C ]

us /ˈprez·ɪ·dənt, -əˌdent/

president noun [ C ] (POLITICS)

politics & government abbreviation Pres. the highest political position in the United States and some other countries, usually the leader of the government:

Several people are considering running for president, but none have announced their candidacy yet.

president noun [ C ] (ORGANIZATION)

a person who has the highest position in a company or organization:

The company’s board of directors will name a new president at its next meeting.
presidential
adjective us /ˌprez·ɪˈden·ʃəl/

a presidential candidate

(Definition of “president” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"president" in Business English

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presidentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈprezɪdənt/ us

HR, WORKPLACE the person who has the highest position in an organization or, especially in the US, in a company:

president of sth He was president of the charity for ten years.
The new president of the company called a top-level management meeting.

also President POLITICS in the US and some other countries, the highest position in the government

(Definition of “president” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)