Definition of imminent in English:
1About to happen: they were in imminent danger of being swept away
More example sentences
- How could the mother have imagined the imminent danger that was closing in on her son?
- This alarm will sound if opened by a small child to alert parents of the imminent danger.
- Tiles have fallen from the roof of the small chapel and the entrance archway looks in danger of imminent collapse.
See eminent (usage).
Late Middle English: from Latin imminent- 'overhanging, impending', from the verb imminere, from in- 'upon, toward' + minere 'to project'.
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