eminent

Anyone highly regarded or prominent is eminent. Eminent people are very successful at their jobs. If you’ve heard of Neil deGrasse Tyson, it’s probably because he’s an eminent astrophysicist.

Every field has eminent — impressive, famous, or accomplished — people. Two of the most eminent coaches in the history of professional basketball are Red Auerbach and Phil Jackson because they've won the most championships. Beethoven was an eminent musician. Frank Lloyd Wright was an eminent architect. Eminent people loom over a field because they're influential and you can't avoid hearing about them. It's not easy to be eminent because 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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