What does imminent mean?

Definitions for imminent
ˈɪm ə nəntim·mi·nent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. imminent(Adjective)

    about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.

    Etymology: From the present participle of , from mineo, related to mons (English mount). Compare with eminent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imminent(adj)

    threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; -- said especially of misfortune or peril

  2. Imminent(adj)

    full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous

  3. Imminent(adj)

    (With upon) Bent upon; attentive to

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imminent

    im′i-nent, adj. near at hand: threatening: impending.—n. Imm′inence.—adv. Imm′inently. [L. imminens, -entisin, upon, minēre, to project.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imminent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imminent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of imminent in a Sentence

  1. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency:

    After inspection, the County Engineer believe failure of the dam is imminent.

  2. Peter Ustinov:

    There is no question but that if Jesus Christ, or a great prophet from another religion, were to come back today, he would find it virtually impossible to convince anyone of his credentials despite the fact that the vast evangelical machine on American television is predicated on His imminent return among us sinners.

  3. Bill Jeffress:

    I had no reason until I heard last night to know that anything was imminent, i had my hopes up for quite awhile. We've been trying since the end of the President George W. Bush administration to get this done.

  4. Tez Anderson:

    I'm afraid this is perpetuating the myth that the end of AIDS and a cure is imminent, i've had so many 'milestones' in my years with HIV that I could build a highway to nowhere.

  5. Dror Ladin:

    This is not over. We will be asking the federal appeals court to expedite the ongoing appeals proceeding to halt the irreversible and imminent damage from Trump's border wall. Border communities, the environment, and our Constitution's separation of powers will be permanently harmed should Trump get away with pillaging military funds for a xenophobic border wall Congress denied.

Images & Illustrations of imminent

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    a small contrasting part of something
    • A. impounding
    • B. maculation
    • C. sousing
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