- standing out so as to be seen easily; conspicuous; particularly noticeable: Her eyes are her most prominent feature.
- standing out beyond the adjacent surface or line; projecting.
- leading, important, or well-known: a prominent citizen.
Origin of prominent
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Examples from the Web for prominently
And we live in an age when taxidermy is featured not just in bars and apartments but prominently in contemporary art.Edible Taxidermy: It’s a Good Thing
August 5, 2014
On the campaign trail I learned many lessons, most prominently the enthusiasm with which voters reacted when told my age.There’s No Better Test for Millennials than the American City
April 19, 2014
El Cortez, the longest running downtown casino, prominently advertises a Subway as the restaurant of choice.A Tech Millionaire Bets on the Urban Revival of Downtown Las Vegas
January 16, 2014
Her iconic signature spelling out the phrase "Love, Kate" is prominently scribbled across the portrait.The Kardashians Go High Fashion for Annual Christmas Card; First Look at Kate Moss's 'Playboy' Cover
The Fashion Beast Team
December 2, 2013
But hell stories circulate most prominently among various stripes of evangelical Christians who fear ending up there.Is Hell Real?
February 8, 2013
The members of this genus have rosy spores which are prominently angular.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
His face was well-formed, except that the nose was too large and too prominently aquiline.Shoulder-Straps
And most prominently to the fore, rifle in hand, stood Akoon.Lost Face
Please don't object to my featuring the Pendleton family so prominently.Dear Enemy
And now as to the other persons who have figured most prominently in my narrative.A Bid for Fortune
- jutting or projecting outwards
- standing out from its surroundings; noticeable
- widely known; eminent
Word Origin and History for prominently
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.
- Projecting outward or upward; protuberant.
- Immediately noticeable; conspicuous.