What does preeminent mean?

Definitions for preeminentpriˈɛm ə nənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word preeminent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leading(a), preeminent(adj)

    greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

    "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"


  1. preeminent(Adjective)

    Exceeding others in quality or rank; of outstanding excellence, extremely notable or important.

  2. Origin: From preeminent and its source, praeeminens, present participle of praeeminere, from prae- + eminere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preeminent(adj)

    eminent above others; prominent among those who are eminent; superior in excellence; surpassing, or taking precedence of, others; rarely, surpassing others in evil, or in bad qualities; as, preeminent in guilt

  2. Origin: [L. praeminens, -entis, p. pr. praeminere to be prominent, to surpass: cf. F. prminent. See Pre-, and Eminent.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preeminent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preeminent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anthony Liccione:

    One of these days, will become a this day. And that day, will be the preeminent of days to come.

  2. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    It could be a historic bad deal because it leaves the preeminent terrorist state of our time a vast nuclear infrastructure.

  3. David Petraeus:

    They have, to a degree, been both part of Iraq's salvation but also the most serious threat to the all-important effort of once again getting the Sunni Arab population in Iraq to feel that it has a stake in the success of Iraq rather than a stake in its failure, longer term, Iranian-backed Shia militia could emerge as the preeminent power in the country, one that is outside the control of the government and instead answerable to Tehran.

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