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 ?
I ask pardon of your eminence," said D'Artagnan, "but I was so fatigued "
Order, my lord," he said; "I am ready to obey your eminence.
Your eminence is too good to remember such trifles in my favor.
While the pensioner of Ghent and his eminence were exchanging very low bows and a few words in voices still lower, a man of lofty stature, with a large face and broad shoulders, presented himself, in order to enter abreast with Guillaume Rym; one would have pronounced him a bull-dog by the side of a fox.
For two days his eminence had been exerting his utmost efforts to lick these Flemish bears into shape, and to render them a little more presentable to the public, and this freak was startling.
Coppenole proudly saluted his eminence, who returned the salute of the all-powerful bourgeois feared by Louis XI.
Do you know that his Eminence has been making fresh complaints against your Musketeers, and that with so much emotion, that this evening his Eminence is indisposed?
Porthos and Aramis were so engaged with their game, and Athos was watching them with so much attention, that they did not even perceive their young companion go out, who, as he had told the Guardsman of his Eminence, stopped outside the door.
This cry was generally heeded; for the Musketeers were known to be enemies of the cardinal, and were beloved on account of the hatred they bore to his Eminence.
But, if it is the wish of your eminence, he can speedily be called.
if your eminence attempts calculations, I will promise you a pretty headache to-morrow
Your eminence told me that this money was his majesty's.