or pre-em·i·nent

[ pree-em-uh-nuhnt ]
/ priˈɛm ə nənt /


eminent above or before others; superior; surpassing: He is preeminent in his profession.

Origin of preeminent

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin praeēminent- (stem of praeēminēns), present participle of praeēminēre to project forward, be prominent. See pre-, eminent

Related forms

pre·em·i·nent·ly, adverb

Synonym study Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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