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Meaning of PREEMINENT

Pronunciation:  pree'emununt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"
 

PREEMINENT is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: greatest, leading(a), superior
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*["e]m"i*nent\, a. [L. praeminens, -entis, p. pr.
praeminere to be prominent, to surpass: cf. F.
pr['e]['e]minent. See {Pre-}, and {Eminent}.]
Eminent above others; prominent among those who are eminent;
superior in excellence; surpassing, or taking precedence of,
others; rarely, surpassing others in evil, or in bad
qualities; as, pre["e]minent in guilt.

      In goodness and in power pre["e]minent.  --Milton.

 
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