What does imminent mean?

Definitions for imminentˈɪm ə nənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word imminent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. at hand(p), close at hand(p), imminent, impendent, impending(adj)

    close in time; about to occur

    "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement"

Wiktionary

  1. imminent(Adjective)

    about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.

  2. Origin: From the present participle of , from mineo, related to mons (English mount). Compare with eminent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imminent(adj)

    threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; -- said especially of misfortune or peril

  2. Imminent(adj)

    full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous

  3. Imminent(adj)

    (With upon) Bent upon; attentive to

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imminent

    im′i-nent, adj. near at hand: threatening: impending.—n. Imm′inence.—adv. Imm′inently. [L. imminens, -entisin, upon, minēre, to project.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imminent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imminent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sir Francis Bacon, Of Empire:

    For there is no question but a just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war.

  2. Germaine Greer:

    Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.

  3. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.

  4. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.

  5. Judge Susan Garsh:

    The commonwealth has not met its burden of showing by the preponderance of evidence that the statement was made while the victim was under belief of actual imminent death.

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