eminent

[em-uh-nuhnt]
adjective
1.
high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished: eminent statesmen.
2.
conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy: eminent fairness.
3.
lofty; high: eminent peaks.
4.
prominent; projecting; protruding: an eminent nose.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin ēminent- (stem of ēminēns) outstanding (present participle of ēminēre to stick out, project), equivalent to ē- e-1 + min- (see imminent) + -ent- -ent

eminently, adverb
noneminent, adjective
quasi-eminent, adjective
quasi-eminently, adverb
uneminent, adjective
uneminently, adverb

eminent, immanent, imminent.


1. celebrated, renowned, illustrious, outstanding. 2. noted; notable.


1. unknown, obscure.


1. See famous.
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eminent (ˈɛmɪnənt)
 
adj
1.  above others in rank, merit, or reputation; distinguished: an eminent scientist
2.  (prenominal) noteworthy, conspicuous, or outstanding: eminent good sense
3.  projecting or protruding; prominent
 
[C15: from Latin ēminēre to project, stand out, from minēre to stand]
 
'eminently
 
adv

eminently (ˈɛmɪnəntlɪ)
 
adv
extremely: eminently sensible

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eminent
early 15c., from L. eminentem (nom. eminens), prp. of eminere "stand out, project," from ex- "out" + minere, related to mons "hill" (see mount). Legal eminent domain recorded from 1738.
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Example sentences
Thus they serve eminently the mission of the university press.
And without doubt this strategy has so far proved eminently successful,
  successful enough to change civilization completely.
The leaves and stems are poisonous, but the fruit is eminently edible.
When the economy isn't hiring, coops are eminently appealing as full-time
  engineering jobs are scarce.
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