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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·i·nent /ˈɛmənənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·i·nent a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,