eminent, adj. 1. distinguished, famed, esteemed, exalted; celebrated, illustrious, renowned, preeminent, outstanding, Archaic, eximious, Archaic, egregious; honorable, venerable, revered, respected, honored; grand, glorious, important, great; august, stately, noble, imperial, sublime, kingly, princely.
2. conspicuous, marked, noticeable, considerable, great; noteworthy, notable, noted, signal, foremost; memorable, unforgettable, remarkable, momentous.
3. lofty, high, tall, high-reaching, towering, aerial; raised, elevated, perched.
4. protruding, projecting, protuberant, sticking out, jutting out, standing out; salient, protrusive, extrusive, projective; in relief, raised, embossed, bossed. emissary, n. 1. agent, envoy, attache, diplomat, ambassador, plenipotentiary; representative, commissioner, delegate, legate, nuncio, internuncio, Rom. Cath. Ch. vicar; deputy, proxy, substitute; intermediary, go-between, middleman, mediator; messenger, courier, herald, (in Turkey) chiaus.
2. spy, secret agent, undercover agent, intelligencer, informer, Si stool pigeon, emission, n. 1. discharging, emanation, ejaculation, sending forth, pouring forth, outpour, effusion; exudation, excretion, secretion, oozing, leaking; throwing out, extrusion, ejection; eruption, bursting forth, eructation, disgorgement, egestion, voidance, evacuation.
2. discharge, drainage, ejecta; egesta; semen.
3. issuance, issue, publication; distribution, circulation.
4. utterance, expression, vocalization, declaration, pronouncement. emit, v. 1. discharge, expel, ejaculate, pour forth, outpour, send forth, emanate, send out, give off; squirt, spurt, shoot, jet; excrete, exude, secrete, ooze, leak, perspire; spill out, gush, disembogue, cast forth, throw out, extrude, eject; erupt, burst forth, Geol. ex-travasate, eruct, eructate, belch forth, spew, vomit, cast up, expectorate, spit; purge, evacuate, void, egest.
2. issue, publish, get out; distribute, circulate, give out.
3. utter, voice, vocalize, articulate, express, give vent to, declare, pronounce. emollient, adj. 1. lenitive, soothing, assuasive, demulcent; mitigative, allaying, relieving, anodyne, alle-viative, palliative, mildening; softening, making supple, making pliable, relaxing; healing, remedial, restorative, balsamic, therapeutic.
-n. 2. Medicine, lenitive, salve, balm, ointment, cerate, oil, lubricant, lotion, liniment, embrocation; mustard plaster, Med. sinapism, poultice, Med. cataplasm. emolument, n. 1. remuneration, payment, pay, Brit. Si get, compensation, consideration; salary, wages, earnings; perquisites, Inf. perks, fringe benefits, Inf. fringes, Inf. extras; hire, fee, stipend, honorarium, allowance; profit, proceeds, revenue, income; return, interest, yield, gain.
2. tip, gratuity, douceur, Fr pourboire, (in India and Turkey) baksheesh, remembrance; bribe, graft, boodle, blackmail, hush money; percentage, cut, share, Inf. kickback, Inf. rake-off. emote, v. 1. gush, sentimentalize, make a fuss over, make a show over, put on a show; affect or feign emotion, put [s.o.] on, playact, pretend, Sl. fake it; enthuse, get excited, get all worked up, show excessive emotion, go on, Inf. carry on, Inf. take on, tear one's hair out.