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What does eminent mean?
Eminent means high in station, rank, or reputation.
Its noun form, eminence, refers to a position of superiority, high rank or status, or fame.
Someone who is eminent is prominent or distinguished in some way, especially within a particular field. The word is often associated with scholars.
Eminent is similar to prominent but is perhaps even more positive. Someone who is prominent is well-known and often important. Someone who is considered eminent is often both well-known and well-respected. Still, the words are often used in overlapping ways.
The word preeminent means extremely eminent—eminent or outstanding above all others.
The adverb eminently usually just means highly or very. It’s typically used to modify (describe) adjectives, as in She is eminently qualified.
Example: He has achieved prominence in his field of study and is one of the most eminent scholars in the nation.
Where does eminent come from?
The first records of the word eminent come from around 1400. It comes from the Latin verb ēminēre, meaning “to stand out.” The suffix -ence is used in nouns to indicate a state or condition and corresponds to the suffix -ent in adjectives (such as eminent).
People who are eminent stand out in their field, usually due to having accomplished many things and having earned the respect of their colleagues or the public.
Eminent should not be confused with imminent, which means likely to occur at any time.
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Eminent is typically used in positive contexts involving someone who has earned a high status, rank, or level of respect.
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Indeed, many anecdotes of creators like Einstein, Newton, and eminent mathematician Henri Poincaré, report that these scientists solved important problems while not actually working on anything.
Since it was founded in 2013 as a place for non-technical people to buy Bitcoin, Coinbase has emerged as the pre-eminent cryptocurrency company.Coinbase adds Cisco vet to board ahead of rumored IPO|Jeff|December 16, 2020|Fortune
For much of the 20th century, Georgia Power had bought thousands of acres of land — seizing some properties through the use of eminent domain — to build new coal-fired plants.A Power Company’s Quiet Land-Buying Spree Could Shield It From Coal Ash Cleanup Costs|by Max Blau for Georgia Health News|November 24, 2020|ProPublica
President Lyndon Johnson weighed in; national symposia of eminent men were held to discuss the issue.
“Bernanke was actually an exception,” says Richard Scylla, the eminent New York University financial historian.Larry Summers’s Connection to Wall Street Should Surprise No One|Daniel Gross|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
TV crews were in attendance, along with Florida's most eminent civic leaders.
Among the Islands By Tim Flannery An eminent zoologist reports from his adventures through the South Pacific Islands.
Her family was offered security several times, but her father, an eminent and respected figure in Swat, refused.After Malala Yousafzai Shooting, Can Shock Therapy Free Pakistan?|Farahnaz Ispahani|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Its been the curse of my life to be the son of an eminent man.The Bishop's Apron|W. Somerset Maugham
I would not go so far as the eminent professor, who insisted that eating was the greatest of all the pleasures in life.Windfalls|(AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
Lady Culross held a high place among the eminent Christians of her day.Letters of Samuel Rutherford|Samuel Rutherford
It was a chance remark made by an eminent man that aroused my subconscious literary personality to irresistible action.A Mind That Found Itself|Clifford Whittingham Beers
There was all that political indecision about him which may be often observed in eminent lawyers and men of letters.