from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. About to occur; impending: in imminent danger.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; -- said especially of misfortune or peril.
- adj. Full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous.
- adj. (With upon) Bent upon; attentive to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Overhanging; fixed pendently or so as to overlook; projecting from above.
- Hence Threatening or about to fall or to occur; impending threateningly; hanging over one's head.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. close in time; about to occur
He used the term imminent because that is the legal requirement in the UN Charter, to which the US is a signatory and which is based upon the Nuremberg Charter established at the end of the Second World War.
Ever since the shooting we have heard a lot about mental illness, and specifically the term imminent danger.
With the new term imminent, the school's website says its location has yet to be finalised.
Since the federal government has failed absolutely to deal with the issue of illegal immigration and border security, my next guest proposes his own plan to handle what he calls the imminent invasion from Mexico.
For days, the military has publicized what they call the imminent start of Operation Mushtarak, the Dari word for Together.
And one hardly has to believe that Social Security is in imminent crisis to understand that it needs its revenue, and probably a bit more, to keep up promised payments starting in the 2040s.
The Communist governments of Hungary, Poland, and East Germany were in imminent danger of collapse.
Keep an eye on this one ... apparently Obama gave the order to shoot if the hostage was in "imminent danger".
I asked Dave Gallo, the director of special projects at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, whether the oceans are in imminent danger of sponge-related desertification.
We found that simultaneous and accelerating man-made threats are putting many fragile sites in imminent danger.