Origin of prominent
Examples from the Web for prominent
So then-President George H.W. Bush and other prominent Republicans endorsed Treen in the House runoff.
Failure to bond to their parents was the prominent reason children were being given away.
Both Boledi and Ahwazi have been prominent critics of Tehran for decades.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the abuse continues at the hands of some of the most prominent “Western” gurus today.Australia’s Underage Yoga Sex Cult: The Survivors Speak Out|Lizzie Crocker|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now that giving thanks to God no longer plays a prominent role in American civic life, Whom or What do we thank on Thanksgiving?Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam|P. J. O’Rourke|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first prominent failure in the city took place, I think it was Ward & Co., commission merchants and private bankers.The Adventures of a Forty-niner|Daniel Knower
The abdomen has a prominent tubercle behind, at the end of the light spot, and under it in the middle line two others.The Common Spiders of the United States|James Henry Emerton
On the Kirghese steppes the horse is prominent in gastronomic festivities.Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life|Thomas Wallace Knox
Of these the most prominent have been products of R. multiflora, rugosa, rubiginosa, and wichuraiana.Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens|Ernest Thomas Cook
Scores of quotations from prominent Federalists expressive of the same views might be adduced.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
British Dictionary definitions for prominent
Word Origin for prominent
Word Origin and History for prominent
mid-15c., "projecting, jutting out," from Latin prominentem (nominative prominens) "prominent," present participle of prominere "jut or stand out, be prominent, overhang," from pro- "before, forward" (see pro-) + minere "to project," from minae "projections, threats" (see menace (n.)). Meaning "conspicuous" is from 1759; that of "notable, leading" is from 1849. Related: Prominently.