eminence


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em·i·nence

 (ĕm′ə-nəns)
n.
1. A position of great distinction or superiority: rose to eminence as a surgeon.
2. A rise of ground; a hill.
3.
a. A person of high station or great achievements.
b. also Eminence Roman Catholic Church Used with His or Your as a title and form of address for a cardinal.
4. A projection or protuberance from the surface of a body part, especially a bone.

eminence

(ˈɛmɪnəns)
n
1. a position of superiority, distinction, high rank, or fame
2. a high or raised piece of ground
3. (Anatomy) anatomy a projection of an organ or part
Also called: eminency
[C17: from French, from Latin ēminentia a standing out; see eminent]

Eminence

(ˈɛmɪnəns) or

Eminency

n, pl -nences or -nencies
(Roman Catholic Church) (preceded by: Your or His) a title used to address or refer to a cardinal

em•i•nence

(ˈɛm ə nəns)

n.
1. high station, rank, or repute.
2. a high elevation; hill or height.
3. (cap.) a title of honor, applied to cardinals (usu. prec. by His or Your).
4. an anatomical projection, esp. on a bone.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eminence - high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"
high status - a position of superior status
king - preeminence in a particular category or group or field; "the lion is the king of beasts"
2.eminence - a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligamenteminence - a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
deltoid eminence, deltoid tuberosity - a bump on the outside of the humerus where the deltoid muscle attaches
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"

eminence

noun
2. high ground, bank, rise, hill, summit, height, mound, elevation, knoll, hillock, kopje or koppie (S. African) The house is built on an eminence, and has a pleasing prospect.

eminence

noun
1. A position of exalted widely recognized importance:
2. A natural land elevation:
Translations
تَفَوُّق، بُروز، إمْتِيازصاحِب السُّمُو
eminencefremtrædende position
őeminenciája
heiîurstitill kardinálaupphefî; frægî
eminencia

eminence

[ˈemɪnəns] N
1. (= fame) → prestigio m, renombre m
to gain or win eminencealcanzar prestigio (as como)
2. (frm) (= hill) → promontorio m, prominencia f
3. (Rel) (= title of cardinal) → eminencia f
His/Your EminenceSu/Vuestra Eminencia

eminence

[ˈɛmɪnəns] n
(= distinction) → distinction f (= fame) → renommée f
to achieve eminence → parvenir à une position éminente
intellectual eminence → éminence f intellectuelle
political eminence → éminence f politique
(in titles) His Eminence → son Éminence
Your Eminence → votre Éminence

eminence

n
(= distinction)hohes Ansehen; doctors of eminence(hoch) angesehene Ärzte pl; to achieve eminencehohes Ansehen erlangen
(of ground)Erhebung f, → Anhöhe f
(Eccl) His/Your EminenceSeine/Eure Eminenz

eminence

[ˈɛmɪnəns] n
a. (fame) → eminenza, reputazione f
to gain or win eminence → farsi un nome or una reputazione
b. (Rel) His EminenceSua Eminenza
c. (frm) (hill) → altura

eminent

(ˈeminənt) adjective
outstanding; distinguished; famous. an eminent lawyer.
ˈeminence
1. distinction; fame.
2. a title of honour used to or of a cardinal. His Eminence Cardinal Kelly.
ˈeminently adverb
very. eminently suitable.

em·i·nence

n. eminencia o prominencia, forma de elevación semejante a la de la superficie de un hueso.
References in classic literature ?
Toward the southeast, but in immediate contact with the fort, was an entrenched camp, posted on a rocky eminence, that would have been far more eligible for the work itself, in which Hawkeye pointed out the presence of those auxiliary regiments that had so recently left the Hudson in their company.
We proceeded successfully, and after a long and fatiguing journey through a mountainous wilderness, in a westward direction, on the seventh day of June following, we found ourselves on Red-River, where John Finley had formerly been trading with the Indians, and, from the top of an eminence, saw with pleasure the beautiful level of Kentucke.
One,--John Swinnerton by name,--who appears to have been a man of eminence, upheld it, if we have rightly understood his terms of art, to be a case of apoplexy.
Standing on that miserable eminence, she saw again her native village, in Old England, and her paternal home: a decayed house of grey stone, with a poverty-stricken aspect, but retaining a half obliterated shield of arms over the portal, in token of antique gentility.
Sam was in wonderful spirits,--professed to keep a very brisk lookout,--at one time exclaiming that he saw "a gal's bonnet" on the top of some distant eminence, or calling to Andy "if that thar wasn't `Lizy' down in the hollow;" always making these exclamations in some rough or craggy part of the road, where the sudden quickening of speed was a special inconvenience to all parties concerned, and thus keeping Haley in a state of constant commotion.
The founders of every state which has risen to eminence have drawn their nourishment and vigor from a similar wild source.
It stood on a lonely eminence, in good view from the castle, and about half a mile away.
That lofty green eminence and its quaint coronet form quite a striking picture, you may be sure, in the flush of the evening sun.
By and by you would say, 'Good morning, your Eminence, I will call again' - but you wouldn't.
These two great commanders did not condescend to fight in person -- that being better suited to the still smaller fry -- but sat together on an eminence and conducted the field operations by orders delivered through aides-de-camp.
Toward the northern end this street is bounded by the one eminence visible over all the marshy flat -- a low wooded hill, on which the church is built.
They were even boastful of its eminence in those particulars, and were fired by an express conviction that, if it were less objectionable, it would be less respectable.