What does eminent mean?

Definitions for eminent
ˈɛm ə nəntem·i·nent

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. eminent(Adjective)

    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. eminent(Adjective)

    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. eminent(Adjective)

    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. 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.]

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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. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Those who obtain an eminent position, shall acquire critics, resentment, wrath and isolation; choose your friends for who they are, instead of who you are.

  2. Former President Jimmy Carter:

    I don't think there's much doubt that, in the long term, Hillary's still the pre-eminent candidate for the Democratic nomination, she and Bill together have made probably the most acutely aware and knowledgeable and competent political team that we've ever seen.

  3. Ron McClain:

    We understand and are sensitive to the issues surrounding the potential use of eminent domain, which is rarely used.

  4. Winston Churchill:

    The substance of the eminent Socialist gentleman's speech is that making a profit is a sin, but it is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss.

  5. 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?

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