eminent

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French éminent, from Latin present participle eminens, eminentis, from verb ēmineō (I project, I protrude), from ex- (out of, from) + mineō, related to mons (English mount). Compare with imminent. Unrelated to emanate, which is instead from mānō (I flow).

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eminent (comparative more eminent, superlative most eminent)

  1. (archaic) high, lofty; towering; prominent.
  2. noteworthy, remarkable, great
    His eminent good sense has been a godsend to this project.
  3. of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy
    In later years, the professor became known as an eminent historian.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Eminent and imminent are very similar sounds, and are weak rhymes; in some dialects, these may be confused. A typo of either word may result in a correction to the wrong word by spellchecking software. Eminent may also be confused with immanent, immanant, or emanate.

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Verb[edit]

ēminent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of ēmineō