at hand(p), close at hand(p), imminent, impendent, impending(adj)
close in time; about to occur
"retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement"
about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.
Origin: From the present participle of , from mineo, related to mons (English mount). Compare with eminent.
threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; -- said especially of misfortune or peril
full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous
(With upon) Bent upon; attentive to
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im′i-nent, adj. near at hand: threatening: impending.—n. Imm′inence.—adv. Imm′inently. [L. imminens, -entis—in, upon, minēre, to project.]
The numerical value of imminent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of imminent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We believe the imminent threat has been ended.
Our radar remains active but nothing big is imminent.
I cannot tell you at this point that an arrest is imminent. There is certainly nobody in custody.
It's been a good pace I would say, now that the announcement is imminent there's a lot more interest.
Not every person in prison for a 'violent offense' is a murderer or an imminent danger to the public.
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- imminentCatalan, Valencian
- dreigend, imminentDutch
- nadciągający, bliskiPolish
- неминуемый, неизбежныйRussian
- prestojeće, neposredno, neizbježno, neminovno, iminentnoSerbo-Croatian
- överhängande, nära föreståendeSwedish
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