imminent


imminent
imminent (adj.) 1520s, from M.Fr. imminent (14c.) and directly from L. imminentem (nom. imminens), prp. of imminere "to overhang; impend, be near, be at hand," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see IN- (Cf. in-) (2)) + minere "jut out," related to mons "hill" (see MOUNT (Cf. mount) (n.)). Related: Imminently.

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  • imminent — imminent, ente [ iminɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • XIVe, repris XVIe; lat. imminens, de imminere « menacer » ♦ Qui va se produire dans très peu de temps. ⇒ immédiat, proche. Son arrestation est imminente. « Rien n est plus imminent que l impossible » (Hugo).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Imminent — Im mi*nent, a. [L. imminens, p. pr. of imminere to project; pref. im in + minere (in comp.) to jut, project. See {Eminent}.] 1. Threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; said especially of misfortune or peril. In danger imminent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imminent — is a Belgian musical project formerly, and still commonly known as Imminent Starvation. It is a staple act of Germany’s industrial and power noise record label, Ant Zen. Members / HistoryImminent Starvation was founded by Olivier Moreau, who has… …   Wikipedia

  • imminent — I adjective about to be, about to happen, alarming, approaching, at hand, brewing, closing in, coming, destined, drawing near, expected, following, forecasted, forthcoming, future, imminere, impendent, impendere, impending, in store, in the… …   Law dictionary

  • imminent — imminent, ente (i mmi nan, nan t ) adj. Dont la menace est prochaine. Une disgrâce imminente. •   Je vois de mon pays le péril imminent, LEMIERRE Barnevelt, IV, 5. REMARQUE    Il faut prendre garde de confondre éminent et imminent. Une dignité,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • imminent — imminent, immanent The more common word imminent, derived from the Latin word minēre ‘to threaten’, means ‘about to happen’ and has connotations of threat or danger. Immanent, derived from the Latin word manēre ‘to remain’, means ‘indwelling,… …   Modern English usage

  • imminent — IMMINENT, [imminen]te. Prest à tomber sur quelqu un. Il n est guere en usage, & quand on le joint avec peril qui est la phrase où il s employe le plus naturellement on écrit & on prononce communement, Peril eminent, Au lieu de Peril imminent …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Imminént — (lat.), nahe bevorstehend (von etwas Schlimmem), drohend …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Imminént — (lat.), nahe bevorstehend, drohend; Imminénz, das Bevorstehen, drohende Nähe …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Imminent — Imminent, lat. deutsch, bevorstehend; drohend; Imminenz, das Herannahen, besonders das drohende; imminiren, Gefahr drohen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon


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