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Definition of the noun eminence

What does eminence mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • eminence: eminences
  • Eminence: Eminences

  1. high status importance owing to marked superiority
    • example: a scholar of great eminence
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of eminence: distinction / note / preeminence
    • more generic term: high status = a position of superior status
    • more specific word: king = preeminence in a particular category or group or field
  2. a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament


  1. Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 600 at the time of the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Shannon County.
  2. Eminence is a 4th-class city in Henry County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 2,231 at the 2000 census. Eminence is the largest city in Henry County. Eminence is home to the loudspeaker manufacturing company, Eminence Speaker. Eminence is also home to The Highland Renaissance Festival, which runs from May through July; it also hosts a Celtic Fest in September.
  3. Eminence is an unincorporated community in Adams Township, Morgan County, Indiana.

There are other places with in their name, like Eminence Township.


Eminence is a musical group.

  • albums: "Chaotic System", "Humanology", "Eminence", "The God of All Mistakes", "The Stalker"
  • official website:


Eminence is a record label.


"Eminence" is a musical EP of Eminence.

  • released in (18 years ago)


"Eminence" is a book by Morris West.

  • subjects: Clergy, Vatican City


Eminence is a super-yacht built in 2008 at the shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen. The interior and exterior design of Eminence was done by Reymond Langton Design Ltd.. The yacht has three sister-ships, Amaryllis, C2 and Titan.

Phrases with Eminence

Phrases starting with the word Eminence:

  1. eminence grise
  2. eminence grise

Phrases ending with the word Eminence:

  1. deltoid eminence
  2. frontal eminence

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Eminence

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Google previewGray's Anatomy Review (2009)

by Marios Loukas, R. Shane Tubbs, Peter H. Abrahams, Stephen W. Carmichael, Gene L. Colborn

The posterior intercondylar eminence is the location of origin of the posterior cruciate ligament. The intercondylar eminence is a bony protuberance on the tibial plateau to which the cruciate ligaments and menisci are attached.

Google previewLippincott's Illustrated Q&A Review of Neuroscience (2010)

by Duane E. Haines

The arcuate eminence is the elevation on the petrous portion of the temporal bone signifying the position of the underlying superior semicircular canal; the medial eminence is the elevation in the floor of the fourth ventricle along the midline ...

Google previewThe elements of medical eminence (1848)

an introductory address, delivered before the medical class of the Medical School of Maine, March 13, 1848 by Edmund Randolph Peaslee, Medical School of Maine

Genuine eminence is a result, which its appropriate causes alone can produce ; and no anticipations of its future attainment are to be realized, except by those in whom those causes act. It is not the result of accident, nor of calculation, as many ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Creativity (2011)

Sometimes the eminence criterion is also used to single out subjects for the control group. A good example is the approach taken by researchers at the Institute for Personality Assessment and Research at the University of California at ...

Google previewCatholic Church Dictionary

by Miller, William


Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms (1993)

by Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz

[From the French Eminence Grise — 'the cardinal in grey' — the nickname given to Cardinal Richelieu's secretary and adviser, Pere Joseph, who was a Capuchin friar and wore a grey habit.] grief come to grief to be unsuccessful, suffer some ...

Google previewIllustrations of S. Cooper's surgical dictionary (1833)

by W. P. Cocks, Samuel Cooper

The external, or radial border is formed, superiorly, by the external muscular eminence of the fold of the arm, and is consequently found almost entirely in the anterior region. Below this prominence, the radius is ...

Google previewUnabridged Dictionary of Sensations as If (2003)

by J. W. Ward

Eminence Bruised. — Headache in the left ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent (2009)

by Barbara Kerr

Runco See also Creativity, Definition; Eminence; Originality Further Readings Richards, R. (Ed.). (2007). Everyday creativity and new views of human nature: Psychological, social and spiritual perspectives. Washington, DC: American ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories (2006)

by J.E. Roeckelein

measured psychological eminence - and provide a rankordered list of the 100 most eminent psychologists of the 20th century - using scores on three quantitative (e.g., citation frequency counts of names in psychological ...

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne

A cardinal should be addressed as "Eminence ReVerendissime" (Most Reverend Eminence); not as "Monseigneur le Cardinal", the title "Monseigneur" being below the cardinalitial dignity. Only the kings of France said " Monsieur le Cardinal ...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

gray eminence A shadowy figure who exercises power through another; a manipulative adviser. Armand Jean du Plessis, duc de Richelieu, French statesman and cardinal, ...

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A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo; and zoo animals have been known to die from stares. (Igor Stravinsky)
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Scrabble value of E1M3I1N1E1N1C3E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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