Complete Definition of "imminent"

English
Etymology
From the present participle of L. imminere, "to overhang", from minere, "to jut out".

Pronunciation
Wiktionary:Pronunciation key|IPA: IPA|/ËɪmɪnÉnt/ or IPA|/ËɪmÉnÉnt/
audio|en-uk-imminent.ogg|Audio (UK)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.

Usage notes
Imminent and eminent are very similar sounds, and are weak rhymes; in some dialects, these may be confused. A typo of either word may result in a correction to the wrong word by spellchecking software. Imminent is also sometimes confused with immanent.

Synonyms
immediate, impending

Derived terms
imminence
imminently

Related terms
eminent
prominent

Translations

Dutch: imminent, dreigend
Finnish: tuleva
German: bevorstehend (1)
Ido: minac-anta
mid


French
Adjective
imminent

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