1. standing above others in quality or position;
- Example: "people in high places"
- Example: "the high priest"
- Example: "eminent members of the community"
[syn: eminent, high]
2. of imposing height; especially standing out above others;
- Example: "an eminent peak"
- Example: "lofty mountains"
- Example: "the soaring spires of the cathedral"
- Example: "towering icebergs"
[syn: eminent, lofty, soaring, towering]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Eminent \Em"i*nent\, a. [L. eminens, -entis, p. pr. of eminere to stand out, be prominent; e out + minere (in comp.) to project; of uncertain origin: cf. F. ['e]minent. Cf. Menace.] 1. High; lofty; towering; prominent. "A very eminent promontory." --Evelyn [1913 Webster] 2. Being, metaphorically, above others, whether by birth, high station, merit, or virtue; high in public estimation; distinguished; conspicuous; as, an eminent station; an eminent historian, statements, statesman, or saint. [1913 Webster] Right of eminent domain. (Law) See under Domain. Syn: Lofty; elevated; exalted; conspicuous; prominent; remarkable; distinguished; illustrious; famous; celebrated; renowned; well-known. See Distinguished. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
eminent adj 1: standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community" [syn: eminent, high] 2: of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs" [syn: eminent, lofty, soaring, towering]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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