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Definition of "preëminent" []

  • Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding. See Synonyms at dominant, noted. (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.

Use "preëminent" in a sentence
  • "Toronto's exchange and its venture affiliate, the TSX Venture Exchange, are known as the preeminent places to raise capital for exploration, hosting about 1,900 energy and mining firms that raised about $29 billion in equity last year."
  • "Sarah is described as preeminent in the household."
  • "Yesterday Rush Limbaugh, known as the preeminent defender of the Republicans, walked way from them, saying they don ` t speak for him anymore."