Definitions for preeminentpriˈɛm ə nənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•em•i•nentpriˈɛm ə nənt(adj.)

or pre-em•i•nent

  1. eminent above or before others; superior; outstanding.

Origin of preeminent:

1400–50; late ME < L praeēminent- (s. of praeēminēns), prp. of praeēminēre to project forward, be prominent. See pre -, eminent

pre•em′i•nent•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leading(a), preeminent(adj)

    greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

    "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"

Wiktionary

  1. preeminent(Adjective)

    Exceeding others in quality or rank; of outstanding excellence, extremely notable or important.

  2. Origin: From preeminent and its source, praeeminens, present participle of praeeminere, from prae- + eminere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preeminent(adj)

    eminent above others; prominent among those who are eminent; superior in excellence; surpassing, or taking precedence of, others; rarely, surpassing others in evil, or in bad qualities; as, preeminent in guilt

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