Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Present everywhere simultaneously.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being everywhere simultaneously

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Present in all places at the same time; ubiquitous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Present in all places at the same time; everywhere present.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being present everywhere at once

Etymologies

Medieval Latin omnipresēns, omnipresent- : Latin omni-, omni- + Latin praesēns, present participle of praeesse, to be present; see present1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • When he explains that it is infinite and omnipresent, like poor Paddy's famed ale, the explanation 'thickens as it clears;' for being ourselves _finite_, and necessarily present on one small spot of our very small planet, the words _infinite_ and _omnipresent_ do not suggest to us either positive or practical ideas -- of course, therefore, we have neither positive nor practical ideas of an infinite and omnipresent Being.

    An Apology for Atheism Addressed to Religious Investigators of Every Denomination by One of Its Apostles

  • One would have said that the notion omnipresent in all his members, of his vast riches gave him

    The Guermantes Way

  • But in order that the idea of omnipresent and omniscient information may be kept up, the young must be chronicled as quickly as the old.

    Doctor Thorne

  • If, then, we could suppose him to be omnipresent, that is, present in all places, should we not say he was the sad witness to all the outrages committed against his authority, and we should not entertain a very exalted opinion of his power if he permitted them to continue.

    The System of Nature, Volume 2

  • The standard is no longer head lettuce, but mesclun, or "baby lettuce mix," or whatever you choose to call the omnipresent pile of variably Like a lot of foodies, Monica Pope is a devoted stalker.

    WN.com - Articles related to Go green: Low cost ideas for organic food purchasing

  • According to the Hutu spokesman, ethnic Nandes - primarily based in the north of the region - are 'omnipresent' in Nord-Kivu government posts.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • For most entrepreneurs, "taxes are more of a nasty afterthought, a kind of omnipresent hassle rather than a way to get away with something," says Daniel Pink, author of "Free Agent Nation," a new book about rising self-employment.

    Trying To Outfox Uncle Sam

  • They just tell a straight chronology, and they tell it pretty much in the authorial voice, the kind of omnipresent, omniscient, god-like "here's what happened and then here's what happened next."

    Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

  • Although they generally don't offer the same kind of services as larger banks, such as omnipresent ATMs, they are generally more reliable in tough times.

    The Harvard Crimson | All Articles

  • Kroah-Hartman is "omnipresent" in kernel circles and "when he sees a problem, he just comes up with a solution for it".

    Linux Today

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