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Definition of "eminence" []

  • A position of great distinction or superiority: rose to eminence as a surgeon. (noun)
  • A rise of ground; a hill. (noun)
  • A person of high station or great achievements. (noun)
  • Roman Catholic Church Used with His or Your as a title and form of address for a cardinal. (noun)
  • A projection or protuberance from the surface of a body part, especially a bone. (noun)

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.

Use "eminence" in a sentence
  • "The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as a combination of sacred music and words, it forms a necessary or integral part of solemn liturgy."
  • "In Asia today, the source of America's strategic pre-eminence is not just the dominance of the Seventh Fleet but strong regional support for a continued U.S. presence."
  • "At the same time, though, they understood that the campaign to achieve and maintain eminence continued well beyond the grave."