1. [ adjective ] having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
Synonyms: prominent outstanding striking spectacular

"an outstanding fact of our time" "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book" "salient traits" "a spectacular rise in prices"

Related terms: conspicuous
2. [ adjective ] (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees
Related terms: re-entrant
3. [ adjective ] (heraldry) represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)
Related terms: heraldry inclined
4. [ noun ] (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
Related terms: projection line_of_battle military
Similar spelling:   Salientia