- The definition of imminent is something that is likely to happen very soon.
An example of imminent is a meteorologist saying a hurricane will reach a certain area.
imminent definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin imminens, present participle of imminere, to project over, threaten ; from in-, on plush minere, to project: see menace
- imminently adverb
imminent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English iminent, from Old French imminent, from Latin imminēns, imminent-, present participle of imminēre, to overhang : in-, in; see in-2 + -minēre, to jut, threaten; see men-2 in Indo-European roots.
- imˈmi·nent·ly adverb
- imˈmi·nent·ness noun