Word definition: existence

Defiintion of existence:

[n] everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"
[n] the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"

Synonyms of existence:

being, beingness, cosmos, creation, macrocosm, universe, world

Antonyms of existence:

nonbeing, nonentity, nonexistence

See Also:

actuality, aliveness, animation, celestial body, coexistence, estraterrestrial body, eternity, extraterrestrial object, heavenly body, life, living, natural object, natural order, nature, possibility, possibleness, preexistence, presence, state, subsistence, timeless existence, timelessness, transcendence, transcendency

Webster Dictionary (1913) for existence:

\Ex*ist"ence\, n. [Cf. F. existence.]
1. The state of existing or being; actual possession of
   being; continuance in being; as, the existence of body and
   of soul in union; the separate existence of the soul;
   immortal existence.

         The main object of our existence.     --Lubbock.

2. Continued or repeated manifestation; occurrence, as of
   events of any kind; as, the existence of a calamity or of
   a state of war.

         The existence therefore, of a phenomenon, is but
         another word for its being perceived, or for the
         inferred possibility of perceiving it. --J. S. Mill.

3. That which exists; a being; a creature; an entity; as,
   living existences.