- The definition of prominent is something that is very noticeable or sticks out.
An example of prominent is the tattoo someone has on their face.
- Prominent is defined as someone who is known by many people.
An example of prominent is a famous or well-known writer.
This woman has prominent facial markings.
- sticking out; projecting: a prominent chin
- noticeable at once; conspicuous: prominent markings
- widely and favorably known: a prominent artist
Origin of prominentClassical Latin prominens, present participle of prominere, to project ; from pro-, pro- + minere, to project ; from minae, projections, threats: see menace
- Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant: prominent eyebrows.
- Immediately noticeable; conspicuous: a product with a prominent place in the store. See Synonyms at noticeable.
- Widely known; eminent: a prominent poet.
Origin of prominentMiddle English, from Latin prōminēns, prōminent-, present participle of prōminēre, to jut out : prō-, forth; see pro–1 + -minēre, to jut, threaten; see men-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more prominent, superlative most prominent)