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Meaning of EMINENT

Pronunciation:  'emununt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering iceburgs"
  2. [adj]  (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation; "our distinguished professor"; "an eminent scholar"; "a great statesman"
  3. [adj]  having achieved eminence; "an eminent physician"
  4. [adj]  standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"
 

EMINENT is a 7 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: distinguished, great, high, important, lofty, of import, soaring, successful, superior, towering
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Em"i*nent\, a. [L. eminens, -entis, p. pr. of eminere
to stand out, be prominent; e out + minere (in comp.) to
project; of uncertain origin: cf. F. ['e]minent. Cf.
{Menace}.]
1. High; lofty; towering; prominent. ``A very eminent
   promontory.'' --Evelyn

2. Being, metaphorically, above others, whether by birth,
   high station, merit, or virtue; high in public estimation;
   distinguished; conspicuous; as, an eminent station; an
   eminent historian, statements, statesman, or saint.



{Right of eminent domain}. (Law) See under {Domain}.

Syn: Lofty; elevated; exalted; conspicuous; prominent;
     remarkable; distinguished; illustrious; famous;
     celebrated; renowned; well-known. See {Distinguished}.

 
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