Definition of


  1. (noun, body) a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
  2. (noun, state) high status importance owing to marked superiority

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Alternate forms of Eminence

Derivations: eminent

Hyponyms: deltoid eminence, deltoid tuberosity, king

Hypernyms: appendage, high status, outgrowth, process

Origin of the word Eminence

  1. 1620s, from Fr. eminence, from L. eminentia, from eminens "excellent, prominent" (see eminent). As a title of honor (now only of cardinals) it is attested from 1650s. The original ?minence grise (Fr., lit. "gray eminence") was Fran?ois Leclerc du Trembley (1577-1638), confidential agent of Richelieu. more

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Words that sound like Eminence

eames, emcee, emesis, emg, emmenagogue, en masse, encase, enesco, engage, enhance, enjoy, enki, enmesh, enosis, enough, enounce, ensis, ensky, ensue, enuki, eumeces, eumenes, eunuch, euonymus, ewenki, eye mask

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