quasi eminent

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

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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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