eminent

[ em-uh-nuhnt ]
/ ˈɛm ə nənt /

adjective

high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished: eminent statesmen.
conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy: eminent fairness.
lofty; high: eminent peaks.
prominent; projecting; protruding: an eminent nose.

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Origin of eminent

1375–1425; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin ēminent- (stem of ēminēns) outstanding (present participle of ēminēre to stick out, project), equivalent to ē- e-1 + min- (see imminent) + -ent- -ent

synonym study for eminent

1. See famous.

OTHER WORDS FROM eminent

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH eminent

eminent immanent imminent
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British Dictionary definitions for eminent

eminent
/ (ˈɛmɪnənt) /

adjective

above others in rank, merit, or reputation; distinguishedan eminent scientist
(prenominal) noteworthy, conspicuous, or outstandingeminent good sense
projecting or protruding; prominent

Derived forms of eminent

eminently, adverb

Word Origin for eminent

C15: from Latin ēminēre to project, stand out, from minēre to stand
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