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Meaning of PROMINENT

Pronunciation:  'prâmununt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial circles"; "a prominent citizen"
  2. [adj]  having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"

PROMINENT is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: big, conspicuous, large, obvious, outstanding, salient, spectacular, striking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.]
1. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of
   something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a
   prominent figure on a vase.

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

3. Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent

{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.