PROM'INENT, adjective [Latin prominens.] Standing out beyond the line or surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as a prominent figure on a vase.
1. Full; large; as a prominent eye.
2. Eminent; distinguished above others; as a prominent character.
3. Principal; most visible or striking to the eye; conspicuous. The figure of a man or of a building holds a prominent place in a picture.