What does Eminent mean?

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ˈɛm ə nəntem·i·nent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eminent, highadjective

    standing above others in quality or position

    "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"

  2. eminent, lofty, soaring, toweringadjective

    of imposing height; especially standing out above others

    "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs"


  1. eminentadjective

    high, lofty; towering; prominent.

  2. eminentadjective

    noteworthy, remarkable, great

    His eminent good sense has been a godsend to this project.

  3. eminentadjective

    of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy

    In later years, the professor became known as an eminent historian.

  4. Etymology: From present participle eminens, eminentis, from verb, from + mineo, related to mons (English mount). Compare with imminent. Unrelated to emanate, which is instead from mano.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. EMINENTadjective

    Etymology: eminens, Latin.

    Thou hast built unto thee an eminent place. Ezek. xvi. 24.

    Rome for your sake shall push her conquests on,
    And bring new titles home from nations won,
    To dignify so eminent a son. John Dryden, Juv. Sat. 8.

    Satan, in gesture proudly eminent,
    Stood like a tow’r. John Milton.

    She is eminent for a sincere piety in the practice of religion. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 21.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eminentadjective

    high; lofty; towering; prominent

  2. Eminentadjective

    being, metaphorically, above others, whether by birth, high station, merit, or virtue; high in public estimation; distinguished; conspicuous; as, an eminent station; an eminent historian, statements, statesman, or saint

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eminent

    em′i-nent, adj. rising above others: conspicuous: distinguished: exalted in rank or office.—ns. Em′inence, Em′inency, a part eminent or rising above the rest: a rising ground: height: distinction: a title of honour: homage: a title given in 1631 to cardinals, till then styled Most Illustrious.—adj. Eminen′tial.—adv. Em′inently.—Eminent domain (dominium eminens), the right by which the supreme authority in a state may compel a proprietor to part with what is his own for the public use. [L. eminens, -entis, pr.p. of eminēree, out, minēre, to project.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eminent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eminent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Eminent in a Sentence

  1. Dr. Irvin Yalom:

    An eminent Iranian composer, Pezhman Mosleh, has honored me with this gift (the piece of On the Threshold).

  2. Donald Trump on Monday:

    When he talks about the taking of land -- the Bush family used the taking of land, eminent domain, on Texas stadium. So you look at this kind of stuff, it's absolutely amazing, how can he criticize me for using eminent domain when his own family used it?

  3. La Bruy?re:

    Eminent positions make eminent men greater and little men less.

  4. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals.

  5. Joseph Addison:

    It is folly for an eminent person to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected by it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.

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