What does the word imminent mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Dangerous and close at hand; impending; threatending.

Usage examples for imminent

  1. Meantime, more and more people kept crowding into the wood, and the idea spread that some disaster was imminent. – Monitress Merle by Angela Brazil
  2. Troublous days appeared to be impending for the Senate, and rumours of War,- war sometimes apparently imminent, and again suddenly averted,- had from time to time worried the public through the Press. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  3. When a man like myself has to recall the list of his services, the case may well be considered imminent. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever