- An example of eminence is the top of a mountain.
- An example of eminence is the title of king.
- a high or lofty place, thing, etc., as a hill
- superiority in rank, position, character, achievement, etc.; greatness; celebrity
- a person of eminence
- R.C.Ch. a title of honor used in speaking to or of a cardinal: preceded by Your or His
- Anat. a raised area, usually on the surface of a bone
Origin of eminenceMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin eminentia ; from eminens, excellent, prominent, present participle of eminere, to stand out ; from e-, out + an unverified form minere, to project, add, for minari: see menace
- A position of great distinction or superiority: rose to eminence as a surgeon.
- A rise of ground; a hill.
- a. A person of high station or great achievements.b. also Eminence Roman Catholic Church Used with His or Your as a title and form of address for a cardinal.
- A projection or protuberance from the surface of a body part, especially a bone.
From Old French eminence, from Latin ēminēntia (“prominence”, “protuberance”; “eminence”, “excellence”).