Eminent meaning

ĕmə-nənt
Outstanding; remarkable; noteworthy.

A man of eminent courage.

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The definition of eminent is someone or something that rises above or is distinguished or outstanding.

An example of eminent is the Space Needle in Seattle.

An example of eminent is an actor's performance in a play that was far better than the performances by the other actors.

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Rising above other things or places; high; lofty.
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Standing high by comparison with others, as in rank or achievement; renowned; exalted; distinguished.
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His eminent good sense has been a godsend to this project.

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Well-known and respected, especially for achievement in a particular field.

An eminent historian.

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Projecting; prominent; protruding.
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(archaic) High, lofty; towering; prominent.
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In later years, the professor became known as an eminent historian.

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Towering or standing out above others; prominent.

An eminent peak.

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Origin of eminent

  • Middle English from Latin ēminēns ēminent- present participle of ēminēre to stand out ē-, ex- ex- -minēre to jut out men-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French éminent, from Latin present participle eminens, eminentis, from verb ēmineō (“I project, I protrude”), from ex- (“out of, from”) + mineō, related to mons (English mount). Compare with imminent. Unrelated to emanate, which is instead from mānō (“I flow”).

    From Wiktionary