1. High; lofty; towering; prominent. “A very eminent promontory.”
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.
Right of eminent domain. Law See under Domain.
Syn: -- Lofty; elevated; exalted; conspicuous; prominent; remarkable; distinguished; illustrious; famous; celebrated; renowned; well-known. See Distinguished.
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,