pre-eminent

  • 1 pre-eminent — pre em|i|nent preeminent [priˈemınənt] adj much more important, more powerful, or better than any others of its kind ▪ his pre eminent position in society >pre eminently adv >pre eminence n [U] …

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  • 2 pre-eminent — (adj.) also preeminent, early 15c., from L. praeeminentem, prp. of praeeminare to project forward, rise above (see PRE EMINENCE (Cf. pre eminence)). Related: Pre eminently; preeminently …

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  • 3 pre-eminent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ surpassing all others. DERIVATIVES pre eminence noun pre eminently adverb …

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  • 4 pre-eminent — ADJ GRADED If someone or something is pre eminent in a group, they are more important, powerful, or capable than other people or things in the group. [FORMAL] ...his fifty years as the pre eminent political figure in the country... For a decade X …

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  • 5 pre-eminent — adj. Pre eminent is used with these nouns: ↑position …

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  • 6 ˌpre-ˈeminent — adj best at a particular activity Spain s pre eminent guitarist[/ex] …

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  • 7 pre-eminent — adj. 1 excelling others. 2 outstanding; distinguished in some quality. Derivatives: pre eminence n. pre eminently adv. Etymology: ME f. L praeeminens (as PRAE , EMINENT) …

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  • 8 pre-eminent — /pri ˈɛmənənt / (say pree emuhnuhnt) adjective eminent before or above others; superior to or surpassing others; distinguished beyond others. {Middle English, from Latin praeēminens, present participle, standing out, rising above} –pre eminently …

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  • 9 pre-eminent — adjective surpassing all others. Derivatives pre eminence noun pre eminently adverb …

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  • 10 pre-eminent — adjective much more important, more powerful, or much better than any others of its kind: Hollywood s preeminent role in the film industry pre eminently adverb pre eminence noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 pre-eminent — UK / US adjective better or more important than anyone or anything else in a particular activity Derived words: pre eminence noun uncountable pre eminently adverb …

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  • 12 pre-eminent — a. Superior, supreme, excellent, excelling, surpassing, peerless, unequalled, transcendent, paramount, consummate, predominant …

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  • 13 pre- — This prefix is often joined to the word it qualifies without a hyphen, e.g. prearrange, predetermine, preoccupy. But when the word begins with e or i, or when the formation coincides with another word, it is usual to insert a hyphen, e.g. pre… …

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  • 14 pre-eminence — pre eminent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ surpassing all others. DERIVATIVES pre eminence noun pre eminently adverb …

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  • 15 pre-eminently — pre eminent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ surpassing all others. DERIVATIVES pre eminence noun pre eminently adverb …

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  • 16 eminent — adjective Syn: illustrious, distinguished, renowned, esteemed, pre eminent, notable, noted, noteworthy, great, prestigious, important, outstanding, celebrated, prominent, well known, acclaimed, exalted Ant: unknown …

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  • 17 pre-eminence — See: pre eminent …

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  • 18 pre-eminently — See: pre eminent …

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  • 19 pre-eminence — /pri ˈɛmənəns/ (say pree emuhnuhns) noun the state or character of being pre eminent …

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  • 20 Eminent domain — (United States), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia), or expropriation (South Africa and Canada) is an action of the state to seize a citizen s private property, expropriate… …

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