eminent

Anyone highly regarded or prominent is eminent. People that are eminent are giants in their field.

People who are impressive, famous, or accomplished are eminent. Every field has eminent people. In the history of professional basketball, two of the most eminent coaches are Red Auerbach and Phil Jackson, because they've won the most championships. In music, no one is more eminent than Beethoven. The most successful architects are eminent. Eminent people loom over a field: they're influential and you can't avoid hearing about them. It's not easy to be eminent: you have to be extremely successful.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: eminent

1
adj
standing above others in quality or position
2
adj
of imposing height; especially standing out above others
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: eminent
1

adj standing above others in quality or position

eminent members of the community”
Synonyms:
high
superior
of or characteristic of high rank or importance

adj (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation

Synonyms:
distinguished
important, of import
of great significance or value

adj having an illustrious reputation; respected

Synonyms:
esteemed, honored, prestigious
reputable
having a good reputation
2

adj of imposing height; especially standing out above others

“an eminent peak”
Synonyms:
lofty, soaring, towering
high
(literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high')
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