imminent


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 offing, in the wind, in view, instant, likely to happen, looming, menacing, minatorial, minatory, near, near at hand, nearing, next, ominous, on the way, oncoming, overhanging, portentous, praesens, predicted, prospective, threatening, threatening harm, upcoming associated concepts: imminent danger, imminent irreparable harm, imminent peril II index close (near), forthcoming, future, inevitable, instant, necessary (inescapable), prospective, proximate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


imminent
Impending; menacingly close at hand; threatening.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


imminent
Impending; menacingly close at hand; threatening.

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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 — 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 — (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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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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