Complete Definition of "eminent"

English

Etymology
From the present participle stem of Latin eminere âprojectâ, from ex- + minere.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'ÉmɪnÉnt/
audio|en-us-eminent.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. archaic high, lofty; towering; prominent.
  2. noteworthy. remarkable, great

#:His eminent good sense has been a godsend to this project.

  1. of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy

#:In later years, the professor became known as an eminent historian.

Usage notes
Sometimes used by confusion with imminent.

Translations
trans-top|remarkable, great
Czech: znamenitý m
French: remarquable
German: ausgesprochen
Polish: znaczÄcy m, wspaniaÅy m
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|of a person: distinguished, noteworthy
Arabic: ARchar|بارز (bÄriz)
Czech: znamenitý m
French: éminent
German: angesehen
trans-mid
Polish: znakomity m, znamienity
Spanish: eminente
trans-bottom

Derived terms
eminence
eminently
preeminent

Related terms
imminent
prominent

Category:Latin derivations

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