What does prominent mean?

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ˈprɒm ə nəntpromi·nent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking(adj)

    having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

    "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"

  2. big, large, prominent(adj)

    conspicuous in position or importance

    "a big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial circles"; "a prominent citizen"

Wiktionary

  1. prominent(Adjective)

    Standing out, or projecting; jutting; protuberant.

    Etymology: From prominens, present active participle of promineo, from pro + mineō (in compounds, "jut, project").

  2. prominent(Adjective)

    Likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous.

    Etymology: From prominens, present active participle of promineo, from pro + mineō (in compounds, "jut, project").

  3. prominent(Adjective)

    Eminent; distinguished above others.

    Etymology: From prominens, present active participle of promineo, from pro + mineō (in compounds, "jut, project").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prominent(adj)

    standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase

    Etymology: [L. prominens, -entis, p. pr. of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward + minere (in comp.) to jut, project: cf. F. prominent. See Imminent, Eminent.]

  2. Prominent(adj)

    hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building

    Etymology: [L. prominens, -entis, p. pr. of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward + minere (in comp.) to jut, project: cf. F. prominent. See Imminent, Eminent.]

  3. Prominent(adj)

    eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character

    Etymology: [L. prominens, -entis, p. pr. of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward + minere (in comp.) to jut, project: cf. F. prominent. See Imminent, Eminent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prominent

    prom′i-nent, adj. standing out beyond the line or surface of something: projecting: most easily seen: conspicuous: principal: eminent: distinguished.—ns. Prom′inence, Prom′inency, state or quality of being prominent: conspicuousness: distinction.—adv. Prom′inently. [Fr.,—L. prominēre, to jut forth—pro, forth, minēre, to jut.]

Entomology

  1. Prominent

    raised or produced beyond the level or margin: standing out in relief by color or otherwise: conspicuous.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prominent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3969

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prominent' in Adjectives Frequency: #536

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prominent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prominent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of prominent in a Sentence

  1. Patty Long:

    We are aware that several prominent brands that are members of The Plastics Industry Association have been targeted by a persistent Greenpeace USA Oceans Campaign activist campaign to pressure them to leave our association.

  2. Dudley Brown:

    Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner has voiced directly to me and to one of the more prominent sheriffs in the state directly that Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner is opposed to red flag laws and thinks they're unconstitutional.

  3. Brad Adams:

    The abduction of a prominent Thai political activist on the streets of Phnom Penh demands an immediate response from Cambodian authorities.

  4. Rickie Fowler:

    I guess I'm not off to the hottest of starts for my career, with only two worldwide wins, one on the PGA Tour, i'd like to start adding to that and make myself a little bit more of a prominent player.

  5. Karen Pollitz:

    But going forward and now, there is acknowledgment that there are shortcomings with the current law. Not everybody has coverage. Not everybody is eligible for help who needs it. We've got other instability that has been initiated or aggravated by the administration's actions and by the actions of state officials that are hoping to undo or destabilize the law, this is going to be a prominent issue throughout the campaign: what direction makes sense. And also, is one direction the answer?

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