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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention;
- Example: "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"
- Example: "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"
- Example: "salient traits"
- Example: "a spectacular rise in prices"
- Example: "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"
- Example: "a striking resemblance between parent and child"
[syn: outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking]

2. conspicuous in position or importance;
- Example: "a big figure in the movement"
- Example: "big man on campus"
- Example: "he's very large in financial circles"
- Example: "a prominent citizen"
[syn: big, large, prominent]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prominent \Prom"i*nent\, a. [L. prominens, -entis, p. pr. of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward + minere (in comp.) to jut, project: cf. F. prominent. See Imminent, Eminent.] [1913 Webster] 1. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building. [1913 Webster] 3. Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character. [1913 Webster] Prominent' moth (Zool.), any moth of the family Notodontid[ae]; a notodontian; -- so called because the larva has a hump or prominence on its back. Several of the species are injurious to fruit trees. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prominent adj 1: 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" [syn: outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking] 2: 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" [syn: big, large, prominent]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

189 Moby Thesaurus words for "prominent": Olympian, absolute, acclaimed, aerial, airy, altitudinous, apparent, arrant, arresting, ascendant, ascending, aspiring, august, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, blatant, bold, bulging, celebrated, chief, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear-cut, clothed with authority, colossal, commanding, competent, consequential, considerable, conspicuous, controlling, creditable, crystal-clear, defined, definite, discernible, distinct, distinguishable, distinguished, dominant, dominating, duly constituted, egregious, elevated, eminent, emissile, empowered, esteemed, estimable, ethereal, evident, ex officio, exalted, exceptional, excrescent, excrescential, extraordinary, extruding, eye-catching, famed, famous, first, flagrant, foremost, glaring, glorious, godlike, governing, great, hanging out, haughty, hegemonic, hegemonistic, heroic, high, high-pitched, high-reaching, high-set, high-up, honorable, honored, identifiable, illustrious, imperative, important, in focus, in relief, in the foreground, in the limelight, influential, jutting, lauded, leading, lofty, magnanimous, magnificent, main, majestic, marked, memorable, mighty, momentous, monocratic, monumental, mounting, noble, notable, noted, noteworthy, noticeable, notorious, obtrusive, obvious, of mark, official, ostensible, outstanding, outtopping, overlooking, overtopping, patent, plain, popular, potent, powerful, preeminent, prestigious, principal, prognathous, projecting, pronounced, protrudent, protruding, protrusile, protrusive, protuberant, protuberating, puissant, raised, ranking, rare, recognizable, remarkable, rememberable, renowned, reputable, respected, ruling, salient, senior, signal, significant, soaring, special, spiring, staring, stark-staring, steep, sticking out, striking, sublime, substantial, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, supreme, telling, to the front, topless, toplofty, topping, totalitarian, towering, towery, unforgettable, unmistakable, uplifted, upreared, weighty, well-defined, well-known, well-marked, well-pronounced, well-resolved, well-thought-of