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"
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"
Standing out, or projecting; jutting; protuberant.
Likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous.
Eminent; distinguished above others.
Origin: From prominens, present active participle of promineo, from pro + mineō (in compounds, "jut, project").
standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase
hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building
eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character
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
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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Rank popularity for the word 'prominent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3969
Rank popularity for the word 'prominent' in Adjectives Frequency: #536
The numerical value of prominent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of prominent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of prominent in a Sentence
We knew he was a prominent Imam in the Boston Muslim community.
The most prominent example of harm would be, in my mind, Jenny McCarthy.
None have been more prominent in this arena in recent years than Spencer Welch.
His father was a prominent doctor. (Abadi) is used to living with other communities.
The more laws and order are made prominent,The more thieves and robbers there will be.
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- prominentCatalan, Valencian
- vyčnívající, nápadný, prominentní, vynikajícíCzech
- überstehend, prominent, hervorstehend, hervorstechendGerman
- περίοπτος, εμφανής, διαπρεπής, προεξέχων, εξέχων, διακεκριμένοςGreek
- prominente, sobresalienteSpanish
- esiin työntyvä, silmiinpistävä, huomattava, merkittäväFinnish
- saillant, proéminent, protubérantFrench
- jól ismertHungarian
- prominente, rilevanteItalian
- 두드러진, 돌출된, 저명한Korean
- redzams, izcilsLatvian
- tāpua, whakaraeMāori
- vooraanstaand, prominentDutch
- proeminente, conhecidoPortuguese
- выступающий, видный, заметный, выдающийсяRussian
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