Definitions for eminentˈɛm ə nənt

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  1. eminent, high(adj)

    standing above others in quality or position

    "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"

  2. eminent, lofty, soaring, towering(adj)

    of imposing height; especially standing out above others

    "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs"

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  1. eminent(Adjective)

    high, lofty; towering; prominent.

  2. eminent(Adjective)

    noteworthy, remarkable, great

    His eminent good sense has been a godsend to this project.

  3. eminent(Adjective)

    of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy

    In later years, the professor became known as an eminent historian.

  4. Origin: From present participle eminens, eminentis, from verb , from + mineo, related to mons (English mount). Compare with imminent. Unrelated to emanate, which is instead from mano.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Eminent(adj)

    high; lofty; towering; prominent

  2. Eminent(adj)

    being, metaphorically, above others, whether by birth, high station, merit, or virtue; high in public estimation; distinguished; conspicuous; as, an eminent station; an eminent historian, statements, statesman, or saint

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