Definitions for: Eminent

[adj] of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering iceburgs"
[adj] (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation; "our distinguished professor"; "an eminent scholar"; "a great statesman"
[adj] having achieved eminence; "an eminent physician"
[adj] standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"

Webster (1913) Definition: Em"i*nent, a. [L. eminens, -entis, p. pr. of eminere
to stand out, be prominent; e out + minere (in comp.) to
project; of uncertain origin: cf. F. ['e]minent. Cf.
1. High; lofty; towering; prominent. ``A very eminent
promontory.'' --Evelyn

2. Being, metaphorically, above others, whether by birth,
high station, merit, or virtue; high in public estimation;
distinguished; conspicuous; as, an eminent station; an
eminent historian, statements, statesman, or saint.

Right of eminent domain. (Law) See under Domain.

Syn: Lofty; elevated; exalted; conspicuous; prominent;
remarkable; distinguished; illustrious; famous;
celebrated; renowned; well-known. See Distinguished.

Synonyms: distinguished, great, high, important, lofty, of import, soaring, successful, superior, towering

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