#1. Existence.-- N. existence, being, entity, ens[Lat], esse[Lat], subsistence.
reality, actuality; positiveness &c. adj.; fact, matter of fact, sober reality; truth &c. 494; actual existence.
presence &c. (existence in space) 186; coexistence &c. 120.
stubborn fact, hard fact; not a dream &c. 515; no joke.
center of life, essence, inmost nature, inner reality, vital principle.
[Science of existence], ontology.
V. exist, be; have being &c. n.; subsist, live, breathe, stand, obtain, be the case; occur &c. (event) 151; have place, prevail; find oneself, pass the time, vegetate.
consist in, lie in; be comprised in, be contained in, be constituted by.
come into existence &c. n.; arise &c. (begin) 66; come forth &c. (appear) 446.
become &c. (be converted) 144; bring into existence &c. 161.
abide, continue, endure, last, remain, stay.
Adj. existing &c. v.; existent, under the sun; in existence &c. n.; extant; afloat, afoot, on foot, current, prevalent; undestroyed.
real, actual, positive, absolute; true &c. 494; substantial, substantive; self-existing, self-existent; essential.
well-founded, well-grounded; unideal[obs], unimagined; not potential &c. 2; authentic.
Adv. actually &c. adj.; in fact, in point of fact, in reality; indeed; de facto, ipso facto.
Phr. ens rationis[Lat]; ergo sum cogito: "thinkest thou existence doth depend on time?" [Lat][Byron].