simple past tense and past participle of exist
to be; have existence; have being or reality
To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual.
‘Who now, alas! no more is missedThan if he never did exist.’; ‘To conceive the world . . . to have existed from eternity.’;
To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign.
To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist in water, nor fishes on land.
have an existence, be extant;
‘Is there a God?’;
‘he could barely exist on such a low wage’; ‘Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?’; ‘Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day’;