Prominent Prom"i*nent, a. [L. prominens, -entis, p. pr. of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward + minere (in comp.) to jut, project: cf. F. prominent. See {Imminent}, {Eminent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building. [1913 Webster]

3. Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character. [1913 Webster]

{Prominent' moth} (Zo["o]l.), any moth of the family {Notodontid[ae]}; a notodontian; -- so called because the larva has a hump or prominence on its back. Several of the species are injurious to fruit trees. [1913 Webster]

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  • prominent — Adj std. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Unter Einfluß von ne. prominent entlehnt aus l. prōminēns ( entis), dem PPräs. von l. prōminēre hervorragen, hervortreten , zu l. minēre ragen und l. prō . Abstraktum: Prominenz.    Ebenso nndl. prominent, nschw.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • prominent — [präm′ə nənt] adj. [L prominens, prp. of prominere, to project < pro , PRO 2 + minere, to project < minae, projections, threats: see MENACE] 1. sticking out; projecting [a prominent chin] 2. noticeable at once; conspicuous [prominent… …   English World dictionary

  • prominent — ⇒PROMINENT, ENTE, adj. Vx. Synon. de proéminent. Rocher prominent, colline prominente au dessus des autres (Ac. 1798 1878). Si le pus au contraire se porte vers l extérieur, il forme un abcès prominent, qu il faut promptement ouvrir (GEOFFROY,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • prominent — »hervorragend, bedeutend, maßgebend, weithin bekannt«: Das Adjektiv wurde im 19. Jh. aus lat. prominens »vorspringend, hervorragend« entlehnt, dem adjektivisch verwendeten Part. Präs. von lat. pro minere »vorspringen, hervorragen« (vgl. 1↑ pro …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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  • prominent — prominent, ente (pro mi nan, nan t ) adj. Terme vieilli. Qui s élève au dessus de ce qui l environne. Rocher prominent …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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  • prominent — [adj1] sticking out; conspicuous arresting, beetling, bulging, easily seen, embossed, extended, extrusive, eye catching, flashy, hanging out, hilly, in the foreground, jutting, marked, noticeable, obtrusive, obvious, outstanding, projecting,… …   New thesaurus

  • prominent — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos I, Mc. prominentncie; lm M. prominentnci {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} zwykle ironicznie lub z niechęcią o osobie zajmującej wysokie stanowisko, sprawującej ważny urząd, ważną… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

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