What does prominent mean?

Definitions for prominent
ˈprɒm ə nəntprom·i·nent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, strikingadjective

    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, prominentadjective

    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. prominentadjective

    Standing out, or projecting; jutting; protuberant.

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

  2. prominentadjective

    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. prominentadjective

    Eminent; distinguished above others.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prominentadjective

    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. Prominentadjective

    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. Prominentadjective

    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. Steven Hoffman:

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

  2. Samuel Rodriguez:

    Several prominent pastors and faith leaders discussed race in their messages over the weekend. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, joined several Christian leaders across the nationin a statement of solidarity with African-Americans, calling for justice and reform. We come together for the purpose of confronting once again the giant of bigotry and racism with the stones of righteousness and justice, this giant of racism must come down !

  3. Prafull Sakulani:

    Many big drama are likely to unfold in this week just to instill fear for covid in public mind to promote vaccine. Prominent politicians and many public figures will be shown by media news to be tested covid positive, but they will be alright after few days only and seen partying without mask and none will be ready to take jab in public hospital in front of common men

  4. Jaideep Prabhu:

    There's a history of protesting against Nestle, nestle is much more front and center than PG and Unilever when it comes to people knowing that they make their products ... Nestle's logos are very prominent on its products.

  5. 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.

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