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3 definitions found
 for prominent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prominent \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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of
        something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a
        prominent figure on a vase.
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     2. Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention
        from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent
        feature of the face; a prominent building.
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     3. Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent
        character.
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     Prominent' moth (Zool.), 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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prominent
      adj 1: 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" [syn: outstanding,
             prominent, salient, spectacular, striking]
      2: 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" [syn: big, large,
         prominent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  189 Moby Thesaurus words for "prominent":
     Olympian, absolute, acclaimed, aerial, airy, altitudinous,
     apparent, arrant, arresting, ascendant, ascending, aspiring,
     august, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic,
     blatant, bold, bulging, celebrated, chief, clean-cut, clear,
     clear as crystal, clear-cut, clothed with authority, colossal,
     commanding, competent, consequential, considerable, conspicuous,
     controlling, creditable, crystal-clear, defined, definite,
     discernible, distinct, distinguishable, distinguished, dominant,
     dominating, duly constituted, egregious, elevated, eminent,
     emissile, empowered, esteemed, estimable, ethereal, evident,
     ex officio, exalted, exceptional, excrescent, excrescential,
     extraordinary, extruding, eye-catching, famed, famous, first,
     flagrant, foremost, glaring, glorious, godlike, governing, great,
     hanging out, haughty, hegemonic, hegemonistic, heroic, high,
     high-pitched, high-reaching, high-set, high-up, honorable, honored,
     identifiable, illustrious, imperative, important, in focus,
     in relief, in the foreground, in the limelight, influential,
     jutting, lauded, leading, lofty, magnanimous, magnificent, main,
     majestic, marked, memorable, mighty, momentous, monocratic,
     monumental, mounting, noble, notable, noted, noteworthy,
     noticeable, notorious, obtrusive, obvious, of mark, official,
     ostensible, outstanding, outtopping, overlooking, overtopping,
     patent, plain, popular, potent, powerful, preeminent, prestigious,
     principal, prognathous, projecting, pronounced, protrudent,
     protruding, protrusile, protrusive, protuberant, protuberating,
     puissant, raised, ranking, rare, recognizable, remarkable,
     rememberable, renowned, reputable, respected, ruling, salient,
     senior, signal, significant, soaring, special, spiring, staring,
     stark-staring, steep, sticking out, striking, sublime, substantial,
     superb, superior, superlative, supernal, supreme, telling,
     to the front, topless, toplofty, topping, totalitarian, towering,
     towery, unforgettable, unmistakable, uplifted, upreared, weighty,
     well-defined, well-known, well-marked, well-pronounced,
     well-resolved, well-thought-of
  
  

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