Definition of "eminent" []

  • Of high rank, station, or quality; noteworthy: eminent members of the community. (adjective)
  • Outstanding, as in character or performance; distinguished: an eminent historian. See Synonyms at noted. (adjective)
  • Towering or standing out above others; prominent: an eminent peak. (adjective)
  • Above others in rank, merit, or reputation; distinguished (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Noteworthy, conspicuous, or outstanding (adjective)
  • Projecting or protruding; prominent (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "eminent" in a sentence
  • "God has the ideas in an eminent manner (˜eminent™ is discussed further below), and these ideas are the objects of His thought."
  • "Of course, the final Chinese “advantage” appears to be a very fast, cheap, and certain eminent domain process: just bribe a few officials and send hired thugs to kick the people out of their homes and businesses."
  • "He called the eminent feminist author Kate Millett "big tits" and tried to kiss her before the live show was taken off air and replaced with a grainy documentary about coal mining."