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Definitions for eminence
ˈɛm ə nənsem·i·nence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eminence, distinction, preeminence, notenoun

    high status importance owing to marked superiority

    "a scholar of great eminence"

  2. tuberosity, tubercle, eminencenoun

    a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament


  1. eminencenoun

    someone of high rank, reputation or social station

  2. eminencenoun

    the quality or state of being eminent

  3. eminencenoun

    prominence in a particular order or accumulation; esteem

  4. eminencenoun

    an elevated land area or a hill

  5. eminencenoun

    a protuberance

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Eminence, Eminencynoun

    Etymology: eminentia, Latin.

    Mountains abound with different vegetables, every vertex or eminency affording new kinds. John Ray, on the Creation.

    They must be smooth, almost imperceptible to the touch, and without either eminence or cavities. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    A satyr or libel on one of the common stamp, never meets with that reception as what is aimed at a person whose merit places him upon an eminence, and gives him a more conspicuous figure. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 256.

    You’ve too a woman’s heart, which ever yet
    Affected eminence, wealth, sovereignty. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    Alterations are attributed to the powerfullest under princes, where the eminency of one obscureth the rest. Henry Wotton.

    He deserv’d no such return
    From me, whom he created what I was,
    In that bright eminence; and with his good
    Upbraided none. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iv. l. 44.

    Where men cannot arrive to any eminency of estate, yet religion makes a compensation, by teaching content. John Tillotson.

    These two were men of eminency, of learning as well as piety. Edward Stillingfleet, Def. of Disc. on Rom. Idol.

    Whatever pure thou in the body enjoy’st,
    And pure thou wert created, we enjoy
    In eminence. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. viii. l. 624.

    Let your remembrance still apply to Banquo;
    Present him eminence both with eye and tongue. William Shakespeare, Macb.


  1. eminence

    Eminence refers to a position of superiority, high status, or prominence, usually in a specified profession or field. It can also refer to a person of such high status. Additionally, in a geographical context, it refers to a piece of high ground or a notable, elevated feature in a landscape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eminencenoun

    that which is eminent or lofty; a high ground or place; a height

  2. Eminencenoun

    an elevated condition among men; a place or station above men in general, either in rank, office, or celebrity; social or moral loftiness; high rank; distinction; preferment

  3. Eminencenoun

    a title of honor, especially applied to a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church

  4. Etymology: [L. eminentia, fr. eminens eminent: cf. F. minence.]


  1. Eminence

    Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 600 at the time of the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Shannon County.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. eminence

    A high or rising ground overlooking the country around.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. eminence

    A high or rising ground, which overlooks and commands the low places about it. Such places, within cannon-shot of any fortified place, are a great disadvantage, if the besiegers become masters of them.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eminence in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eminence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of eminence in a Sentence

  1. John Kenneth Galbraith:

    An important antidote to American democracy is American gerontocracy. The positions of eminence and authority in Congress are allotted in accordance with length of service, regardless of quality. Superficial observers have long criticized the United States for making a fetish of youth. This is unfair. Uniquely among modern organs of public and private administration, its national legislature rewards senility.

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