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. Donald Trump:

    Do you see the negative ads now, all phony ads, those ads are paid for by lobbyists … those ads, they have them on eminent domain, all sorts of stuff.

  2. Mike Pence:

    Last December [ in fact, Jan. 2, 2019 ], China became the first nation to land on the far side of the moon, and revealed their ambition to seize the lunar strategic high ground and become the worlds pre-eminent spacefaring nation, and for more than seven years, without a viable human space launch program of our own, Russia has been charging the United States more than $80 million a seat every time an American astronaut travels to the International Space Station.

  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. Donald Trump:

    Eminent domain -- when it comes to jobs, roads, the public good -- I think it's a wonderful thing, i fully understand the conservative approach, but I don't think it was explained to most conservatives.

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