from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent.
- adj. Dignified in conduct or appearance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. celebrated, well-known or eminent because of past achievements; prestigious
- adj. Having a dignified appearance or demeanor
- adj. Specified, noted.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of distinguish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Marked; special.
- adj. Separated from others by distinct difference; having, or indicating, superiority; eminent or known; illustrious; -- applied to persons and deeds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Separated by some mark of distinction: as, distinguished rank; distinguished abilities.
- Possessing distinction; separated from the generality by superior abilities, achievements, character, or reputation; better known than others in the same class or profession; well known; eminent: as, a distinguished statesman, author, or soldier.
- Synonyms Celebrated, Eminent, etc. (see famous); marked, conspicuous, excellent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person
- adj. (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
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