eminence

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French eminence, from Latin ēminēntia ‎(prominence”, “protuberance”; “eminence”, “excellence).

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eminence ‎(countable and uncountable, plural eminences)

  1. someone of high rank, reputation or social status.
  2. the quality or state of being eminent.
  3. prominence in a particular order or accumulation; esteem.
  4. (geology) an elevated land area or a hill.
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy:
      From the summit of an eminence I had already had a distant view of Osbaldistone Hall, a large and antiquated edifice, peeping out from a Druidical grove of huge oaks [...].
  5. (anatomy) a protuberance.
  6. (uncountable) A dark purple color.
    eminence colour:    

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  • (someone of high rank, reputation or social status): obscurity
  • (the quality or state of being eminent): mediocrity

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