Definition of Prominent

1. Adjective. Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention. "A striking resemblance between parent and child"

Exact synonyms: Outstanding, Salient, Spectacular, Striking
Similar to: Conspicuous
Derivative terms: Salience, Saliency, Spectacle, Strikingness



2. Adjective. Conspicuous in position or importance. "A prominent citizen"
Exact synonyms: Big, Large
Similar to: Conspicuous
Derivative terms: Prominence, Prominence

Definition of Prominent

1. a. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase.

Definition of Prominent

1. Adjective. Standing out, or projecting; jutting; protuberant. ¹

2. Adjective. Likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous. ¹

3. Adjective. Eminent; distinguished above others. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prominent

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Prominent

prometaphase
prometaphases
promethazine
promethium
promethiums
prometon
prometric
promgoer
promgoers
promil
promine
prominence
prominences
prominencies
prominency
prominent
prominently
promines
prominin
promis'd
promiscuities
promiscuity
promiscuously
promiscuousness
promise
promised
promised one
promisee
promisees

Literary usage of Prominent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"A SYMPOSIUM OF LETTERS FROM Prominent MEN OF HONOLULU IN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION: What the United States Can Best Do to Help Hawaii at the Present Time. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... Fall River and Lowell with Manchester, NH, also prominent and Philadelphia the largest cotton manufacturing city. This before the Civil War. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... Fall River and Lowell with Manchester, NH, also prominent and Philadelphia the largest cotton manufacturing city. This before the -Civil War. ..."

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