What does Eminent mean?

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ˈɛm ə nəntEmi·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"

Wiktionary

  1. eminentadjective

    high, lofty; towering; prominent.

    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.

  2. eminentadjective

    noteworthy, remarkable, great

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

    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.

  3. eminentadjective

    of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy

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

    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.

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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Numerology

  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. Donald Trump:

    Eminent domain -- when it comes to jobs, roads, the public good -- I think it's a wonderful thing, i fully understand the conservative approach, but I don't think it was explained to most conservatives.

  2. Dr. Irvin Yalom:

    I've received many tributes but none touched me as yours did. you're both a musician and a very fine poet. An eminent Iranian composer, Pezhman Mosleh, has honored me with this gift (the piece of On the Threshold) - irv yalom

  3. 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.

  4. Chris Christie:

    It depends upon the circumstances. That is what eminent domain is all about, that's why we have the ability for people to go to court and work through that, i can't give a generalized answer on that. A generalized answer is just sophomoric and I won't give one.

  5. William Sullivan:

    I am committed to making the State Department the pre-eminent force to protect American values and promote American values in the world.

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. contiguous
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