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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•miereprɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɛər(n.; v.; adj.)-miered, -mier•ing

  1. (n.)a first public performance or showing of a play, opera, film, etc.

    Category: Showbiz

  2. the leading woman, as in a drama.

    Category: Showbiz

  3. (v.t.)to present publicly for the first time:

    to premiere a new film.

  4. (v.i.)to have the first public showing:

    The act premiered in Boston.

  5. to perform publicly for the first time, as in a particular role or medium:

    to premiere as Ophelia.

    Category: Showbiz

  6. Ref: premier.

Origin of premiere:

1890–95; < F première lit., first, fem. of premierpremier

Princeton's WordNet

  1. premiere(adj)

    the first public performance of a play or movie

  2. premier, premiere(verb)

    preceding all others in time

    "the premiere showing"

  3. premier, premiere(verb)

    be performed for the first time

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

  4. premier, premiere(verb)

    perform a work for the first time

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. premiere(noun)ɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɛər

    the first performance or showing of a play, piece of music, movie, etc.

    stars arriving at the premiere of the movie

  2. premiere(verb)ɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɛər

    to perform or show for the first time

    His new opera premieres at La Scala.


  1. premiere(Noun)

    The first showing of a film, play or other form of entertainment, often held as a special event with celebrity guests.

  2. premiere(Noun)

    The first episode of a television show or a particular season of that show.

  3. premiere(Noun)

    In a series of narrative works, the installment that is chronologically set first.

  4. premiere(Verb)

    Of a film or play, to play for the first time.

    The new film premieres this weekend.

  5. premiere(Verb)

    To present a film or play for the first time.

    The local theatre will premiere its latest play this week.

  6. Origin: From première "first"


  1. Premiere

    A premiere is the first public performance of a work, such as theater work, film, dance, or musical composition. Raymond F. Betts attributes the introduction of the film premiere to Sid Grauman.

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the first performance of a play, film etc.

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