Definitions for imminentˈɪm ə nənt

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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"


  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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Don Aaron:

    We believe the imminent threat has been ended.

  2. Ulf Schneider:

    Our radar remains active but nothing big is imminent.

  3. Police Chief Jon Belmar:

    I cannot tell you at this point that an arrest is imminent. There is certainly nobody in custody.

  4. Michael Morgan:

    It's been a good pace I would say, now that the announcement is imminent there's a lot more interest.

  5. Urban Institute researcher Bryce Peterson:

    Not every person in prison for a 'violent offense' is a murderer or an imminent danger to the public.

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