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eminent definition

Overview

This page has 9 definitions of eminent with English translations in 6 languages. Eminent is an adjective and verb. Examples of how to use eminent in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: éminent

English eminent definition

Etymology

From Middle French éminent, from Latin present participle ēminēns, ēminentis, 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).

Pronunciation

Adjective

eminent (comparative more eminent, superlative most eminent)

  1. (archaic) high, lofty.
    Synonyms: towering, prominent; see also Thesaurus:tall
  2. noteworthy, remarkable, great.
    Synonyms: remarkable, outstanding; see also Thesaurus:notable
    His eminent good sense has been a godsend to this project.
  3. (of a person) distinguished, important, noteworthy.
    Synonyms: distinguished, noteworthy; see also Thesaurus:notable
    In later years, the professor became known as an eminent historian.
    • 2018 February 28, Justine Jordan, “Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday review – a dizzying debut”, in The Guardian[1]:
      “So. Miss Alice. Are you game?” The question is posed by an eminent novelist of about 70, who has sat on a Manhattan park bench and struck up conversation with a young woman reading a book.

Usage notes

Eminent and imminent are very similar sounds, and are weak rhymes; in some dialects, these may be confused. A typo of either word may result in a correction to the wrong word by spellchecking software. Eminent may also be confused with immanent, immanant, or emanate.

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Catalan eminent definition

Etymology

From Latin ēminēns.

Adjective

eminent (masculine and feminine plural eminents)

  1. eminent

Derived terms

Related terms

  • eminència

Further reading


German eminent definition

Etymology

Borrowed from French éminent, from Latin eminens.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [emiˈnɛnt]
  • Hyphenation: emi‧nent
  • (file)

Adjective

eminent (strong nominative masculine singular eminenter, comparative eminenter, superlative am eminentesten)

  1. eminent

Declension

Further reading

  • eminent” in Duden online
  • eminent” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Latin eminent definition

Verb

ēminent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of ēmineō

Norwegian Bokmål eminent definition

Adjective

eminent (indefinite singular eminent, definite singular and plural eminente)

  1. eminent

Norwegian Nynorsk eminent definition

Adjective

eminent (indefinite singular eminent, definite singular and plural eminente)

  1. eminent

Romanian eminent definition

Etymology

From French éminent, from Latin eminens.

Adjective

eminent m or n (feminine singular eminentă, masculine plural eminenți, feminine and neuter plural eminente)

  1. notable

Declension