This woman has prominent facial markings.
- Prominent is defined as someone who is known by many people.
An example of prominent is a famous or well-known writer.
- The definition of prominent is something that is very noticeable or sticks out.
An example of prominent is the tattoo someone has on their face.
- sticking out; projecting: a prominent chin
- noticeable at once; conspicuous: prominent markings
- widely known; specif., significant and widely know within a particular field: a prominent anthropologist
Origin of prominentClassical Latin prominens, present participle of prominere, to project ; from pro-, pro- + minere, to project ; from minae, projections, threats: see menace
- Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant: prominent eyebrows.
- Immediately noticeable; conspicuous: a product with a prominent place in the store. See Synonyms at noticeable.
- Widely known; eminent: a prominent poet.
Origin of prominentMiddle English, from Latin pr&omacron;min&emacron;ns, pr&omacron;minent-, present participle of pr&omacron;min&emacron;re, to jut out : pr&omacron;-, forth; see pro–1 + -min&emacron;re, to jut, threaten; see men-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more prominent, superlative most prominent)
From Latin prÅminÄ“ns, present active participle of prÅmineÅ (“ jut out, to project"), from prÅ (“before, forward") + mineÅ (in compounds, "jut, project").