Definitions for imminentˈɪm ə nənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•mi•nentˈɪm ə nənt(adj.)

  1. likely to occur at any moment; impending:

    Her death is imminent.

  2. projecting or leaning forward; overhanging.

Origin of imminent:

1520–30; < L imminēre to overhang


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. imminent(adjective)ˈɪm ə nənt

    about to happen

    His departure was imminent.; An announcement is expected imminently.


  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


  1. Imminent Starvation

    Imminent is a Belgian musical project formerly, and still commonly known as Imminent Starvation. It is a staple act of Germany’s industrial and power noise record label, Ant-Zen.

Translations for imminent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(especially of something unpleasant) likely to happen etc very soon

A storm is imminent.

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