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Definition of Prominent

Prominent

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

Prominent Quotations

On embarking to return we could perceive no sign of One Tree Island; and as we swept down towards the sea the leafy top of a tree seen in the clear water under the boat was the only evidence of its existence; though a few hours ago it had formed so prominent an object.
George Grey

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
Lao Tzu

I feel like being into the beat of your own drum has become too prominent in the culture.
Mos Def

Not one black man is prominent in Brazil. The Negroes there are still at the bottom.
Malcolm X

Early to bed and early to rise is a bad rule for anyone who wishes to become acquainted with our most prominent and influential people.
George Ade
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Prominent Translations

prominent in German is Prominente
prominent in Spanish is prominente
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