Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant.


Immediately noticeable; conspicuous: synonym: noticeable.


Widely known; eminent.

Standing out beyond the line or surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief: as, a prominent figure on a vase.

In entomology: Raised above the general surface: as, prominent eyes.

Projecting horizontally: as, prominent angles of the prothorax.

Standing out so as to be easily seen; most visible or striking to the eye; conspicuous: as, the figure of a man is prominent in the picture.

Standing out from among the multitude; distinguished above others: as, a prominent citizen.

Eminent, leading.


A promontory.