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5 definitions found
 for eminence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eminence \Em"i*nence\, n. [L. eminentia, fr. eminens eminent:
     cf. F. ['e]minence.]
     1. That which is eminent or lofty; a high ground or place; a
        height.
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              Without either eminences or cavities. --Dryden.
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              The temple of honor ought to be seated on an
              eminence.                             --Burke.
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     2. An elevated condition among men; a place or station above
        men in general, either in rank, office, or celebrity;
        social or moral loftiness; high rank; distinction;
        preferment. --Milton.
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              You 've too a woman's heart, which ever yet
              Affected eminence, wealth, sovereignty. --Shak.
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     3. A title of honor, especially applied to a cardinal in the
        Roman Catholic Church.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  eminence
      n 1: high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a
           scholar of great eminence" [syn: eminence, distinction,
           preeminence, note]
      2: a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a
         muscle or ligament [syn: tuberosity, tubercle,
         eminence]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  169 Moby Thesaurus words for "eminence":
     Olympian heights, VIP, acme, aerial heights, altitude, apex,
     ascendancy, august, authority, bas-relief, bellying, big-name,
     big-time, big-timer, bigwig, boldness, bulging, ceiling,
     celebrated, charisma, charm, chief, clout, consequence,
     conspicuousness, control, credit, dignitary, dignity, distinction,
     distinguished, dizzy heights, dominance, dominant, domination,
     effect, elevation, embossment, eminent, enchantment, esteem, ether,
     exaltation, exalted, excellence, excrescence, excrescency,
     extrusion, fame, famed, famousness, favor, force, gibbosity,
     gibbousness, glory, good feeling, grandeur, great, greatness,
     hauteur, heaven, heavens, height, heighth, heights, heroism,
     high mightiness, high relief, highness, hold, honor, illustrious,
     illustriousness, importance, important, incidental power,
     influence, influentiality, influentialness, insinuation, kudos,
     leader, leadership, leverage, lift, lion, loftiness, lofty,
     low relief, luminary, magnanimity, magnetism, majesty, mark,
     mastery, memorability, moment, nobility, noble, notability,
     notable, note, noteworthiness, outstandingness, peak,
     perpendicular distance, personality, persuasion, potency, power,
     precedence, predominance, preeminence, preeminent, preponderance,
     prepotency, pressure, prestige, priority, projection, prominence,
     prominent, protrusion, protuberance, protuberancy, purchase, raise,
     rank, reign, relief, remarkableness, renown, renowned, reputation,
     repute, rise, rising ground, rule, salience, salient, say,
     seniority, significance, sky, stature, steep, stratosphere,
     suasion, sublimity, subtle influence, suggestion, supereminence,
     superiority, supremacy, sway, tallness, toploftiness, tuberosity,
     tuberousness, upper hand, uprise, vantage ground, vantage point,
     weight, weightiness, well-known, whip hand, zenith
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Eminence, KY -- U.S. city in Kentucky
     Population (2000):    2231
     Housing Units (2000): 998
     Land area (2000):     2.146753 sq. miles (5.560065 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.008024 sq. miles (0.020781 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.154777 sq. miles (5.580846 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            24904
     Located within:       Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
     Location:             38.368127 N, 85.180449 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     40019
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Eminence, KY
      Eminence
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Eminence, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri
     Population (2000):    548
     Housing Units (2000): 316
     Land area (2000):     1.886745 sq. miles (4.886647 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.886745 sq. miles (4.886647 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            22276
     Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
     Location:             37.148448 N, 91.358896 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     65466
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Eminence, MO
      Eminence
  

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