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Salient meaning

salient - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. represented as leaping ( rampant but leaning forward)
  2. 2. Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping.
  3. 3. Shooting out or up; springing; projecting.
  4. 4. Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable.
  5. 5. Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient.
  6. 6. A salient angle or part; a projection.
  7. 7. Projecting outwardly; as, a salient angle; - opposed to reentering. See Illust. of Bastion.
  8. 8. Shooting out; projecting.

salient - examples of usage

  1. The eye of the beholder was naturally drawn to this salient characteristic of the landscape, She saw more than the stub.
  2. The great body of the castle itself, viewed detached from its grand surrounding walls and towers, presents no very salient features.
  3. Armstrong knew that it had not been weakness alone; for even his brief acquaintance with her told him that strength was a salient point in her character.
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