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prom·i·nent

 (prŏm′ə-nənt)
adj.
1. Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant: prominent eyebrows.
2. Immediately noticeable; conspicuous: a product with a prominent place in the store. See Synonyms at noticeable.
3. Widely known; eminent: a prominent poet.

[Middle English, from Latin prōminēns, prōminent-, present participle of prōminēre, to jut out : prō-, forth; see pro-1 + -minēre, to jut, threaten; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

prom′i·nent·ly adv.

prominent

(ˈprɒmɪnənt)
adj
1. jutting or projecting outwards
2. standing out from its surroundings; noticeable
3. widely known; eminent
[C16: from Latin prōminēre to jut out, from pro-1 + ēminēre to project]
ˈprominently adv
ˈprominentness n

prom•i•nent

(ˈprɒm ə nənt)

adj.
1. standing out so as to be seen easily; conspicuous.
2. standing out beyond the adjacent surface or line; projecting.
3. leading, important, or well-known; eminent.
[1535–45; < Latin prōminent- (s. of prōminēns), present participle of prominēre to project, stand out =pro- pro-1 + -minēre; see imminent]
prom′i•nent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prominent - having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"
conspicuous - obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"
2.prominent - conspicuous in position or importanceprominent - conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial circles"; "a prominent citizen"
conspicuous - obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"

prominent

adjective
2. noticeable, striking, obvious, outstanding, remarkable, pronounced, blatant, conspicuous, to the fore, unmistakable, eye-catching, salient, in the foreground, easily seen, obtrusive the lighthouses that are still a prominent feature of the Scottish coast
noticeable insignificant, inconspicuous, indistinct, unnoticeable
3. jutting, projecting, standing out, bulging, hanging over, protruding, protuberant, protrusive a low forehead and prominent eyebrows
jutting receding, indented, concave

prominent

adjective
Translations
مَشْهور، بارِزناتئ، بارِزهام، بارِز
nápadnýpřednívyčnívajícívýznačný
fremståendeiøjefaldendekendtprominent
áberandiútstandandivelkunnur
aukšta padėtisišsikišęsryški vieta
ievērojamsizcilssaskatāms, saredzamsuz āru izvirzījies
poprednývyčnievajúci
pomemben
belirginçıkıkgöze çarpanileri fırlamışünlü

prominent

[ˈprɒmɪnənt] ADJ
1. (= projecting) [nose] → prominente; [cheekbones] → marcado, prominente; [teeth] → salido, hacia fuera; [eyes] → saltón
2. (= conspicuous) → destacado, prominente
put it in a prominent placeponlo en un lugar destacado or prominente, ponlo donde salte a la vista
the question of Bosnia was very prominent in their mindsla cuestión de Bosnia estaba muy presente en sus mentes
3. (= important) [person] → destacado, prominente; [position, role] → prominente, importante, destacado
she is prominent in London societyes una figura destacada or prominente en la buena sociedad londinense
to play a prominent part or role in sthjugar un papel prominente or importante or destacado en algo

prominent

[ˈprɒmɪnənt] adj
(= well-known) [person] → important(e)
to be prominent in sth → jouer un rôle de premier plan dans qch
he is prominent in the field of ... → il est très connu dans le domaine de ...
to become prominent → se mettre en évidence
[thing] → important(e)
[nose, eyes] → proéminent(e)

prominent

adj
(= jutting out) cheekbones, teethvorstehend attr; cragvorspringend attr; to be prominentvorstehen, vorspringen
(= conspicuous) markingsauffällig; feature, characteristichervorstechend, auffallend; positionhervorragend, herausragend, prominent; put it in a prominent positionstellen Sie es deutlich sichtbar hin; the castle occupies a prominent position on the hilldas Schloss hat eine exponierte Lage auf dem Hügel
(= leading) roleführend; (= large, significant)wichtig
(= well-known) personality, publisherprominent; she is prominent in London societysie ist ein bekanntes Mitglied der Londoner Gesellschaft

prominent

[ˈprɒmɪnənt] adj
a. (projecting, ridge) → prominente; (teeth) → sporgente; (cheekbones) → marcato/a
b. (conspicuous) → che spicca
put it in a prominent position → mettilo ben in vista
c. (leading, role, feature) → di rilievo
d. (well-known, personality) → molto in vista
she is prominent in the field of ... → è un'autorità nel campo di...

prominent

(ˈprominənt) adjective
1. standing out; projecting. prominent front teeth.
2. easily seen. The tower is a prominent landmark.
3. famous. a prominent politician.
ˈprominently adverb
ˈprominence noun
References in classic literature ?
Laurie did not read all this while he watched her feed the peacocks, but he saw enough to satisfy and interest him, and carried away a pretty little picture of a bright-faced girl standing in the sunshine, which brought out the soft hue of her dress, the fresh color of her cheeks, the golden gloss of her hair, and made her a prominent figure in the pleasant scene.
She was a terrifying-looking person; almost a giantess in height, raw-boned, with iron-grey hair, a face always flushed, and prominent, hysterical eyes.
In the growth of the town, however, after some thirty or forty years, the site covered by this rude hovel had become exceedingly desirable in the eyes of a prominent and powerful personage, who asserted plausible claims to the proprietorship of this and a large adjacent tract of land, on the strength of a grant from the legislature.
Hester looked by way of humouring the child; and she saw that, owing to the peculiar effect of this convex mirror, the scarlet letter was represented in exaggerated and gigantic proportions, so as to be greatly the most prominent feature of her appearance.
She has a broad Slavic face, with prominent red cheeks.
The inferior mountains on each side of the pass form a sort of frame for the picture of their dread lord, and close in the view so completely that no other prominent feature in the Oberland is visible from this BONG-A-BONG; nothing withdraws the attention from the solitary grandeur of the Finsteraarhorn and the dependent spurs which form the abutments of the central peak.
The two drinks made him very merry--almost idiotically so, and he began to take a most lively and prominent part in the proceedings, particularly in the music and catcalls and side remarks.
At quarter past five everything was ready, and the neighbors, those at least who were within sight of the brick house (a prominent object in the landscape when there were no leaves on the trees), were curious almost to desperation.
The dread of such a failure after all became the prominent uneasiness; and when Harriet appeared, and in very good spirits, and without having any such reason to give for her long absence, she felt a satisfaction which settled her with her own mind, and convinced her, that let Mr.
Scarcely less prominent was an ample cushioned easy-chair near the head of the bed, also white, with a footstool before it; and looking, as I thought, like a pale throne.
Eager and prominent among them, one man with a craving face, and his fingers perpetually hovering about his lips, whose appearance gave great satisfaction to the spectators.
Abraham in red going to sacrifice Isaac in blue, and Daniel in yellow cast into a den of green lions, were the most prominent of these.