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EMINENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does eminent mean? 

EMINENT (adjective)
  The adjective EMINENT has 4 senses:

1. (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
2. standing above others in quality or position
3. having achieved eminence
4. of imposing height; especially standing out above others

  Familiarity information: EMINENT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EMINENT (adjective)


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Meaning:

(used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation

Synonyms:

distinguished; eminent

Context examples:

our distinguished professor / an eminent scholar / a great statesman

Similar:

important; of import (of great significance or value)


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Meaning:

Standing above others in quality or position

Synonyms:

eminent; high

Context examples:

people in high places / the high priest / eminent members of the community

Similar:

superior (of or characteristic of high rank or importance)


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Meaning:

Having achieved eminence

Context example:

an eminent physician

Similar:

successful (having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome)


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Meaning:

Of imposing height; especially standing out above others

Synonyms:

towering; lofty; soaring; eminent

Context examples:

an eminent peak / lofty mountains / the soaring spires of the cathedral / towering icebergs

Similar:

high ((literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like 'knee-high'))


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