Word Focus

focusing on words and literature

Definitions and Synonyms of prominence | Another word for prominence | What is prominence?

Definition 1: relative importance - [noun denoting attribute]

(prominence is a kind of ...) the quality of being important and worthy of note

"the importance of a well-balanced diet"

Definition 2: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where prominence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
  • the hump of a camel
  • he stood on the rocky prominence
  • the occipital protuberance was well developed
  • the bony excrescence between its horns

Synonyms for prominence in the sense of this definition

(prominence is a kind of ...) any solid convex shape that juts out from something

(... is a kind of prominence ) either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit

(... is a kind of prominence ) prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone

(... is a kind of prominence ) a part that bulges deeply

"the belly of a sail"

(... is a kind of prominence ) a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure

"the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"

(... is a kind of prominence ) a bump on a ski slope

(... is a kind of prominence ) a small lump or protuberance

(... is a kind of prominence ) a sharp protuberance

(... is a kind of prominence ) any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)

Definition 3: the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent - [noun denoting state]

(prominence is a kind of ...) social or financial or professional status or reputation

"of equal standing" "a member in good standing"

(... is a kind of prominence ) a focus of public attention

"he enjoyed being in the limelight" "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"

(... is a kind of prominence ) the state of being salient

More words

Another word for promethium

Another word for prometheus

Another word for promethazine

Another word for promenade deck

Another word for promenade

Another word for prominent

Another word for prominently

Another word for promiscuity

Another word for promiscuous

Another word for promiscuously

Other word for promiscuously

promiscuously meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce promiscuously