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em·i·nent

 (ĕm′ə-nənt)
adj.
1. Well-known and respected, especially for achievement in a particular field: an eminent historian. See Synonyms at famous.
2.
a. Outstanding or remarkable: handled the situation with eminent skill.
b. Being such in full measure; complete; absolute: "the eminent sanity, good-humor and judgement you always display in pushing matters you have at heart" (Theodore Roosevelt).
3. Towering or standing out above others; prominent: an eminent peak.

[Middle English, from Latin ēminēns, ēminent-, present participle of ēminēre, to stand out : ē-, ex-, ex- + -minēre, to jut out; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

em′i·nent·ly adv.

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]

em•i•nent

(ˈɛm ə nənt)

adj.
1. high in station, rank, or repute; distinguished.
2. greatest; utmost: eminent fairness.
3. lofty; high.
4. prominent; jutting: an eminent nose.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin ēminent-, s. of ēminēns outstanding]
em′i•nent•ly, adv.

eminent

- Can mean "projecting, protruding" and is based on Latin eminere, "project."
See also related terms for projecting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.eminent - standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"
superior - of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler"
2.eminent - of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs"
high - (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high"

eminent

eminent

adjective
Translations
بارِز، مُتَفَوِّق
fremragendefremtrædende
mikils metinn, áberandi, frægur
eminencijagarsumasiškilusįžymumasypač
ievērojamsizcils

eminent

[ˈemɪnənt] ADJ
1. (= distinguished) [doctor, scientist] → eminente, ilustre
she is eminent in the field of avionicses una eminencia en el campo de la aviónica
2. (frm) (= great) [charm, fairness, good sense] → extraordinario
she was chosen for her eminent suitability for the jobla eligieron por ser sumamente idónea para el puesto

eminent

[ˈɛmɪnənt] adj [scientist, historian, surgeon, scholar] → éminent(e)

eminent

adj
(= distinguished, prominent) personangesehen, bedeutend; to be eminent in a particular fieldauf einem bestimmten Gebiet führend sein
(form: = notable) → ausgesprochen; you showed eminent good sense in coming to uses war ausgesprochen vernünftig von Ihnen, zu uns zu kommen; in an eminent degreein ausgesprochen hohem Maße

eminent

[ˈɛmɪnənt] adj (person) → eminente, insigne; (quality) → eccellente

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.
References in classic literature ?
The founder of this stately mansion--a gentleman noted for the square and ponderous courtesy of his demeanor, ought surely to have stood in his own hall, and to have offered the first welcome to so many eminent personages as here presented themselves in honor of his solemn festival.
The other eminent characters by whom the chief ruler was surrounded were distinguished by a dignity of mien, belonging to a period when the forms of authority were felt to possess the sacredness of Divine institutions.
As Haley approached, he was boasting, in flourishing style, to Andy, of the evident and eminent success of the operation, now that he had "farly come to it.
Austin Gore, a man possessing, in an eminent degree, all those traits of character in- dispensable to what is called a first-rate overseer.
Churchill had been recommended to the medical skill of an eminent person there, and had otherwise a fancy for the place.
He had the advice of an eminent oculist; and he eventually recovered the sight of that one eye.
I can only say of him what an eminent nobleman once said of his sulky servant -- "I wouldn't have such a temper as that fellow has got for any earthly consideration that could be offered me
Whether his meditations on mortality had touched his liver, or whether his general health had been previously at all amiss, or whether he desired to show a little attention to an eminent man, is not so much to the purpose, as that he made a short call upon his medical adviser--a distinguished surgeon--on his way back.
I had been very happy there, I had a great attachment for the Doctor, and I was eminent and distinguished in that little world.
Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess, yet observ'd Thir dread Commander: he above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent Stood like a Towr; his form had yet not lost All her Original brightness, nor appear'd Less then Arch Angel ruind, and th' excess Of Glory obscur'd: As when the Sun new ris'n Looks through the Horizontal misty Air Shorn of his Beams, or from behind the Moon In dim Eclips disastrous twilight sheds On half the Nations, and with fear of change Perplexes Monarchs.
But his strength failed him totally ere he had reached within four miles of the Temple-Court; racking pains shot along his back and through his limbs, and the excessive anguish which he felt at heart being now augmented by bodily suffering, he was rendered altogether incapable of proceeding farther than a small market-town, were dwelt a Jewish Rabbi of his tribe, eminent in the medical profession, and to whom Isaac was well known.
Trefusis paid the money at once, and then set himself to find out how much a similar design would have cost from the hands of an eminent Royal Academician.