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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eminent  \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 
  {Menace}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eminent 
  adj  1:  (used  of  persons)  standing  above  others  in  character  or 
  attainment  or  reputation;  "our  distinguished 
  professor";  "an  eminent  scholar";  "a  great  statesman" 
  [syn:  {distinguished},  {great}] 
  2:  standing  above  others  in  quality  or  position;  "people  in 
  high  places";  "the  high  priest";  "eminent  members  of  the 
  community"  [syn:  {high}] 
  3:  having  achieved  eminence;  "an  eminent  physician" 
  4:  of  imposing  height;  especially  standing  out  above  others 
  "an  eminent  peak";  "lofty  mountains";  "the  soaring  spires 
  of  the  cathedral";  "towering  iceburgs"  [syn:  {lofty},  {soaring}, 
  {towering}] 




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