Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of IMMINENCE

Pronunciation:  'imununs

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon

IMMINENCE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: forthcomingness, imminency, impendence, impendency
 See Also: state



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im"mi*nence\, n. [Cf. F. imminence, L. imminentia,
See {Imminent}.]
1. The condition or quality of being imminent; a threatening,
   as of something about to happen. The imminence of any
   danger or distress. --Fuller.

2. That which is imminent; impending evil or danger. ``But
   dare all imminence.'' --Shak.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: access, accession, advance, advent, afflux, affluxion, aftertime, afteryears, anticipation, approach, approaching, appropinquation, approximation, appulse, bulldozing, by-and-by, certainty, coming, coming near, coming toward, commination, confidence, contemplation, course ahead, crystal ball, denunciation, determinism, distant future, empty threat, eventuality, expectancy, expectation, flowing toward, foreboding, foresight, forthcoming, forward look, future, future tense, futurism, futurity, hereafter, idle threat, immediate future, immediate prospect, implied threat, intimidation, menace, near future, nearing, nearness, offing, oncoming, outlook, posteriority, prediction, probability, project, promise of harm, prophecy, prospect, proximation, reliance, sword of Damocles, the future, the morrow, the sweet by-and-by, thought, threat, threateningness, threatfulness, time ahead, time just ahead, time to come, tomorrow, unastonishment, warning