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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"

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. Jonathan Swift:

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

  2. Jeb Bush:

    What Donald Trump did was use eminent domain to try to take the property of an elderly woman on the strip in Atlantic City.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    What Donald Trump did was use eminent domain to try to take the property of an elderly woman on the strip in Atlantic City. That is not public purpose. That is downright wrong.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    Donald Trump has said he thinks eminent domain is fantastic.

  5. The Hitopadesa:

    A man eminent in learning has not even a little virtue if he fears to practise it. What precious things can be shown to a blind man when he holds a lamp in his hand?

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