What does eminent mean?

Definitions for eminentˈɛm ə nənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word eminent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eminent, high(adj)

    standing above others in quality or position

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

  2. eminent, lofty, soaring, towering(adj)

    of imposing height; especially standing out above others

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


  1. eminent(Adjective)

    high, lofty; towering; prominent.

  2. eminent(Adjective)

    noteworthy, remarkable, great

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

  3. eminent(Adjective)

    of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy

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

  4. Origin: 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. Eminent(adj)

    high; lofty; towering; prominent

  2. Eminent(adj)

    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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jose Maria Peman, Spanish writer, El Divino Impaciente:

    The most eminent virtue is doing simply what we have to do.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    Donald Trump has said he thinks eminent domain is fantastic.

  3. Jonathan Swift:

    Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.

  4. La Bruy?re:

    Eminent positions make eminent men greater and little men less.

  5. Donald Trump:

    The Keystone pipeline -- without eminent domain, you wouldn't go 10 feet, okay?

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