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"
about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.
Origin: From the present participle of , from mineo, related to mons (English mount). Compare with eminent.
threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; -- said especially of misfortune or peril
full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous
(With upon) Bent upon; attentive to
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im′i-nent, adj. near at hand: threatening: impending.—n. Imm′inence.—adv. Imm′inently. [L. imminens, -entis—in, upon, minēre, to project.]
The numerical value of imminent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of imminent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.
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.
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.
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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- imminentCatalan, Valencian
- dreigend, imminentDutch
- nadciągający, bliskiPolish
- неминуемый, неизбежныйRussian
- prestojeće, neposredno, neizbježno, neminovno, iminentnoSerbo-Croatian
- överhängande, nära föreståendeSwedish
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