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4 definitions found
 for existing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exist \Ex*ist"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Existed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Existing.] [L. existere, exsistere, to step out or forth,
     emerge, appear, exist; ex out + sistere to cause to stand, to
     set, put, place, stand still, fr. stare to stand: cf. F.
     exister. See Stand.]
     1. To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or
        real being, whether material or spiritual.
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              Who now, alas! no more is missed
              Than if he never did exist.           --Swift.
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              To conceive the world . . . to have existed from
              eternity.                             --South.
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     2. To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great
        evils existed in his reign.
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     3. To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as,
        men can not exist in water, nor fishes on land.
  
     Syn: See Be.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  existing \existing\ adj.
     1. having existence or being or actuality; as, much of the
        beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet
        Union and Iran. Opposite of nonexistent. [Narrower
        terms: active, alive; extant, surviving] Also See:
        extant.
  
     Syn: existent.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. Present. Opposite of absent.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. Presently existing; as, the existing system.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  existing
      adj 1: presently existing; "the existing system"
      2: having existence or being or actuality; "an attempt to refine
         the existent machinery to make it more efficient"; "much of
         the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the
         Soviet Union and Iran" [syn: existent, existing] [ant:
         nonexistent]
      3: existing in something specified; "depletion of the oxygen
         existing in the bloodstream"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "existing":
     actual, alive, around, as is, being, contemporaneous, contemporary,
     current, existent, extant, fresh, immanent, immediate, in being,
     in effect, in existence, in force, instant, latest, living, modern,
     new, on foot, present, present-age, present-day, present-time,
     prevalent, running, subsistent, subsisting, that be, that is,
     topical, under the sun, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute
  
  

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