What does the word prominent mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Prominently.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Jutting out; projecting; conspicuous; eminent.

Usage examples for prominent

  1. You can thus plainly see that the terrors with which they were at first invested are in fact trifling enough, though to the eye and ear very prominent. – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  2. Crawford had been so prominent a man, so popular, and, except in his last and fatal expedition, such an efficient leader that his sudden taking off was almost a national calamity. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  3. One of the most prominent theories, the " bar" theory, suggests that deposition may have taken place in a bay separated from the sea by a bar. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith