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]
Usage notesSometimes used by confusion with imminent.
of a person: distinguished, noteworthy
Eminent may refer to:
Olympian, a cut above, above, absolute, aerial, aggrandized, ahead, airy, altitudinous, apotheosized, ascendant, ascending, aspiring, august, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, awesome, beatified, better, big, bold, canonized, capping, celebrated, chosen, clothed with authority, colossal, commanding, competent, consequential, considerable, conspicuous, controlling, deified, dignified, distinguished, dominant, dominating, duly constituted, eclipsing, elevated, emissile, empowered, ennobled, enshrined, enthroned, esteemed, estimable, ethereal, ex officio, exalted, exceeding, excellent, excelling, exceptional, excrescent, excrescential, extraordinary, extruding, famous, finer, glorified, glorious, godlike, governing, grand, great, greater, haughty, hegemonic, hegemonistic, held in awe, heroic, high, high and mighty, high-pitched, high-reaching, high-set, high-up, higher, honored, illustrious, immortal, immortalized, imperative, important, in ascendancy, in the ascendant, influential, jutting, lauded, leading, lofty, magnanimous, magnificent, magnified, majestic, major, marked, memorable, mighty, momentous, monocratic, monumental, mounting, noble, notable, noted, noteworthy, of choice, of mark, official, one up on, outstanding, outtopping, over, overlooking, overtopping, potent, powerful, preeminent, prestigious, prognathous, projecting, prominent, protrudent, protruding, protrusile, protrusive, protuberant, protuberating, puissant, ranking, rare, remarkable, rememberable, renowned, reputable, respected, revered, rivaling, ruling, sainted, salient, sanctified, senior, shrined, signal, soaring, special, spiring, steep, striking, sublime, substantial, super, superb, supereminent, superior, superlative, supernal, supreme, surpassing, telling, throned, topless, toplofty, topping, totalitarian, towering, towery, transcendent, transcendental, transcending, unforgettable, uplifted, upper, upreared, weighty, well-known