Prominent meaning

prŏmə-nənt
Prominent is defined as someone who is known by many people.

An example of prominent is a famous or well-known writer.

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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.

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Eminent; distinguished above others.
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Immediately noticeable; conspicuous.

A product with a prominent place in the store.

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Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant.

Prominent eyebrows.

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Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant.

Prominent eyebrows.

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Widely known; eminent.

A prominent poet.

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Standing out, or projecting; jutting; protuberant.
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Likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous.
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Sticking out; projecting.

A prominent chin.

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Noticeable at once; conspicuous.

Prominent markings.

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Widely known; specif., significant and widely know within a particular field.

A prominent anthropologist.

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Origin of prominent

  • Middle English from Latin prōminēns prōminent- present participle of prōminēre to jut out prō- forth pro–1 -minēre to jut, threaten men-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin prōminÄ“ns, present active participle of prōmineō (“ jut out, to project"), from prō (“before, forward") + mineō (in compounds, "jut, project").

    From Wiktionary