standing above others in quality or position
"people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"
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"
high, lofty; towering; prominent.
noteworthy, remarkable, great
His eminent good sense has been a godsend to this project.
of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy
In later years, the professor became known as an eminent historian.
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.
high; lofty; towering; prominent
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
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 eminēre—e, out, minēre, to project.]
The numerical value of eminent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of eminent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The most eminent virtue is doing simply what we have to do.
Donald Trump has said he thinks eminent domain is fantastic.
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
Eminent positions make eminent men greater and little men less.
The Keystone pipeline -- without eminent domain, you wouldn't go 10 feet, okay?
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Translations for eminent
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- знаменит, виден, изтъкнатBulgarian
- angesehen, ausgesprochenGerman
- éminent, remarquableFrench
- izcils, redzamsLatvian
- voortreffelijk, eminentDutch
- znakomity, wspaniały, znaczący, znamienity, wybitnyPolish
- выдаю́щийся, имени́тый, ви́дный, знамени́тыйRussian
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