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"


  1. prominent(Adjective)

    Standing out, or projecting; jutting; protuberant.

  2. prominent(Adjective)

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

  3. prominent(Adjective)

    Eminent; distinguished above others.

  4. Origin: 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

  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

  3. Prominent(adj)

    eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character

  4. Origin: [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.]

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  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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  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. Ilya Feoktistov:

    We knew he was a prominent Imam in the Boston Muslim community.

  2. Steven Hoffman:

    The most prominent example of harm would be, in my mind, Jenny McCarthy.

  3. Jameel Ahmad:

    None have been more prominent in this arena in recent years than Spencer Welch.

  4. Mustafa Alani:

    His father was a prominent doctor. (Abadi) is used to living with other communities.

  5. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu:

    The more laws and order are made prominent,The more thieves and robbers there will be.

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