Definition of eminent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈemɪnənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈemɪnənt//
    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1(of people) famous and respected, especially in a particular profession an eminent architect a distinguished/an eminent scientist/artist/painter/poet/writer/historian/philosopher/scholar/professor.
  2. 2(of good qualities) unusual; excellent a man of eminent good sense
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin eminent- ‘jutting, projecting’, from the verb eminere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: eminent