pre-eminence

  • 1 pre-eminence — (n.) also pre eminence, c.1200, from L.L. praeminentia distinction, superiority (5c.), from L. praeeminens, prp. of praeeminere project forward, rise above, excel, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + eminere stand out, project (see EMINENT… …

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

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  • 3 pre-eminence — pre em·i·nence$10$ || ‚prɪː emɪnÉ™ns superiority, advantage, predominance …

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  • 4 pre-eminence — See: pre eminent …

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

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  • 6 pre-eminence — n. Superiority, supremacy, precedence, priority of place, excellence, supreme excellence, commanding position …

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  • 7 pre-eminence — n supremacy, distinction, excellence, fame, prestige, renown, repute, predominance, prominence, superiority, incomparability, peerlessness, matchlessness, paramountcy, transcendence …

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  • 8 pre-eminence of man — advantage of man over the animal kingdom, supremacy of man over all other living creatures …

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  • 9 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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  • 10 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] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

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

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

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  • 13 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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  • 14 pre-eminent — adjective surpassing all others. Derivatives pre eminence noun pre eminently adverb …

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  • 15 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

  • 16 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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  • 17 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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  • 18 Eminence Front — Song infobox Name = Eminence Front Caption = Type = Artist = The Who alt Artist = Album = It s Hard Published = Released = 1982 track no = 6 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = 5:39 Writer = Composer = Label = Polydor Records (UK) Warner Bros.… …

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  • 19 Henry of Ghent and Duns Scotus — Stephen Dumont LIFE AND WORKS Henry of Ghent Henry of Ghent was arguably the most influential Latin theologian between Thomas Aquinas and Duns Scotus, regent as a leading master of theology at the University of Paris for the better part of the… …

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  • 20 Woman — • The position of woman in society has given rise to a discussion which, is known under the name of the woman question Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Woman     Woman      …

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