- 1(Of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession: one of the world’s most eminent statisticiansMore example sentences
- Nevertheless, it is very prestigious, and is often awarded to eminent people in the sciences and arts.
- Here are some excerpts from the opinions expressed by some eminent personalities.
- These four participants will then be sent to Mumbai for training and will be groomed by eminent people in the film industry.
- 1.1 [attributive] Used to emphasize the presence of a positive quality: the guitar’s eminent suitability for recording studio workMore example sentences
- The quality is eminent, but the case does have a fundamental flaw - the lack of cooling.
- It does seem an eminent candidate for discreet burial, doesn't it?
late Middle English: from Latin eminent- 'jutting, projecting', from the verb eminere.
A trio of frequently confused words is eminent, imminent, and immanent. Eminent means ‘outstanding, famous’: the book was written by an eminent authority on folk art . Imminent means ‘about to happen’: people brushed aside the possibility that war was imminent . Immanent, often used in religious or philosophical contexts, means ‘inherent’: he believed in the immanent unity of nature taught by the Hindus .