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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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Example sentences from the Web for eminent
Literally, there’s a list of the most eminent psychologists.
In the ongoing scramble by funds, investors, and companies to buy up these catalogs, Dylan’s has been the pre-eminent purchase.Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and other old rockers are the hottest new asset class|Samanth Subramanian|March 13, 2021|Quartz
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.
The Obama administration should have been raising holy hell, demanding that a pre-eminent doctor get his vote on the Senate floor.
Some of the pre-eminent innovators at the intersection of art and coding are based at the Aesthetics and Computation Group at MIT.Frickin’ Laser Beams Run by Eyeballs: The Next Art Revolution Is Here|Nico Hines|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pre-eminent naval historian Craig L. Symonds talks about how the Allies devised, executed, and then survived the D-Day invasion.D-Day Historian Craig Symonds Talks About History’s Most Amazing Invasion|Marc Wortman|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is today regarded as a pre-eminent artistic commentary on apartheid.In Palestinian Theater's New York Performance, the Play After the Play is the Thing|Lisa Goldman|September 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
William Hewson died; an eminent English anatomist, and medical author.
Gottfried Achenwall, an eminent German lecturer on statistics, history and the laws of nature, died at Gttingen.
John Pickering, an eminent American philologist, died at Boston, aged 60.
Nicholas Piccini, an eminent musical composer, died at Naples.
Richard Cumberland died; eminent as a British poet, essayist, novelist and dramatic writer.