What does eminent mean?

Definitions for eminent
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.

  2. eminentadjective

    noteworthy, remarkable, great

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

  3. eminentadjective

    of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy

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

  4. 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. EMINENTadjective

    Etymology: eminens, Latin.

    Thou hast built unto thee an eminent place. Ezek. xvi. 24.

    Rome for your sake shall push her conquests on,
    And bring new titles home from nations won,
    To dignify so eminent a son. John Dryden, Juv. Sat. 8.

    Satan, in gesture proudly eminent,
    Stood like a tow’r. John Milton.

    She is eminent for a sincere piety in the practice of religion. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 21.

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. Ted Cruz:

    Donald Trump has said he thinks eminent domain is fantastic, and he supports using government power to seize private people's homes, to give them to giant corporations to say hypothetically build a casino, now he's entitled to have that view.

  2. Jonathan Swift:

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

  3. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull:

    The United States will remain the pre-eminent global military power over the next two decades, it will continue to be Australia’s most important strategic partner through our long-standing alliance, and the active presence of the United States will continue to underpin the stability of our region.

  4. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals.

  5. Dr. Irvin Yalom:

    I've received many tributes but none touched me as yours did. you're both a musician and a very fine poet. An eminent Iranian composer, Pezhman Mosleh, has honored me with this gift (the piece of On the Threshold) - irv yalom

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