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Meaning of EMINENCE

Pronunciation:  'emununs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
  2. [n]  high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"
 

EMINENCE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: distinction, note, preeminence, tubercle, tuberosity
 
 See Also: appendage, deltoid eminence, deltoid tuberosity, high status, outgrowth, process

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Em"i*nence\, n. [L. eminentia, fr. eminens eminent:
cf. F. ['e]minence.]
1. That which is eminent or lofty; a high ground or place; a
   height.

         Without either eminences or cavities. --Dryden.

         The temple of honor ought to be seated on an
         eminence.                             --Burke.

2. An elevated condition among men; a place or station above
   men in general, either in rank, office, or celebrity;
   social or moral loftiness; high rank; distinction;
   preferment. --Milton.

         You 've too a woman's heart, which ever yet Affected
         eminence, wealth, sovereignty.        --Shak.

3. A title of honor, especially applied to a cardinal in the
   Roman Catholic Church.

 
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