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.]

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. Kevin Sabet:

    There have been very important studies showing evidence for irreversible damage( from marijuana use), and so there needs to be more research in this area, i hope they're right. We want there to be little effect after 72 hours. But given the other studies that have had very large sample sizes that have been published over the past five years in prominent journals, I think we need to look into that more.

  2. Philippe Reines:

    You must describe her tone as muscular, and you must note that her most prominent underlings at the State Department (George Mitchell, Richard Holbrooke) would be seated in front of her to convey her command of the staff.

  3. David Wilcox:

    At the end of 2018 it looked like the economy was moving forward in a continued solid manner, the risks were predominantly to the upside and it was not prominent on our radar screen or anybody's that the trade war's machinations would be taken to the extent that they have been...The news from abroad, by wide consensus, has been disappointing.

  4. Satnam Singh:

    I wish to become the greatest player in the world, i want to uphold the honor of India, the USA and of my coach and make basketball a prominent sport in India.

  5. Thomas Crowther:

    Trees are some of the most prominent and important organisms on the planet, trees provide a wide range of important ecosystem services for humans. They store water and nutrients, stabilize the soil, provide habitats for plants and animals, offset the impacts of climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and they generate the oxygen that we need to breath.

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