Pronunciation: (ig-zist'),[key] —v.i. 1. to have actual being; be: The world exists, whether you like it or not. 2. to have life or animation; live.
3. to continue to be or live: Belief in magic still exists. 4. to have being in a specified place or under certain conditions; be found; occur: Hunger exists in many parts of the world. 5. to achieve the basic needs of existence, as food and shelter: He's not living, he's merely existing.