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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•mierprɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɪər, ˈpri mɪər(n.)

  1. the head of the cabinet in France and certain other countries; prime minister.

    Category: Government

  2. (in Canada) the head of a provincial government.

  3. (adj.)first in rank; chief; leading.

  4. first in time; earliest.

  5. Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: premiere. 1; Also, premiere. 1 6

Origin of premier:

1400–50; late ME prim(i)er, premer (adj.) < AF primer, premer and MF premier, primier lit., first < L prīmārius of the first rank; see primary


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Prime Minister, PM, premier(noun)

    the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom

  2. chancellor, premier, prime minister(adj)

    the person who is head of state (in several countries)

  3. premier(a), prime(a)(adj)

    first in rank or degree

    "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister"

  4. premier, premiere(verb)

    preceding all others in time

    "the premiere showing"

  5. premier, premiere(verb)

    be performed for the first time

    "We premiered the opera of the young composer and it was a critical success"

  6. premier, premiere(verb)

    perform a work for the first time

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. premier(adjective)ɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɪər, ˈpri mɪər

    most important

    the company's premier product line


  1. premier(Noun)

    The leader of the government in parliament and leader of the cabinet.

  2. premier(Noun)

    The government leader in a legislative congress or leader of a government-level administrative body; the head of government.

  3. premier(Noun)

    The first lieutenant or other second-in-command officer of a ship.

  4. premier(Verb)

    To perform, display or exhibit for the first time.

    The composer invited all his friends when they premiered the movie he orchestrated, we got to see it before anyone but the crew.

  5. premier(Adjective)

    Foremost; first or highest in quality or degree.

  6. Origin: From premier (as an adjective), from primarius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Premier(adj)

    first; chief; principal; as, the premier place; premier minister

  2. Premier(adj)

    most ancient; -- said of the peer bearing the oldest title of his degree

  3. Premier(noun)

    the first minister of state; the prime minister


  1. Premier

    Premier is a title for the head of government in some countries and states.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Premier' in Adjectives Frequency: #711

Translations for Premier

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


first or leading

Italy's premier industrialist.

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