prime, prime quantity(noun)
a number that has no factor but itself and 1
flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush(noun)
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.
prime, prime of life(adj)
the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
first in rank or degree
"an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister"
used of the first or originating agent
choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select(adj)
of superior grade
"choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers
being at the best stage of development
"our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning
insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
"prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
prime, ground, undercoat(verb)
cover with a primer; apply a primer to
fill with priming liquid
"prime a car engine"
first in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary
first in rank, degree, dignity, authority, or importance; as, prime minister
first in excellence; of highest quality; as, prime wheat; a prime quality of cloth
early; blooming; being in the first stage
lecherous; lustful; lewd
marked or distinguished by a mark (') called a prime mark
the first part; the earliest stage; the beginning or opening, as of the day, the year, etc.; hence, the dawn; the spring
the spring of life; youth; hence, full health, strength, or beauty; perfection
that which is first in quantity; the most excellent portion; the best part
the morning; specifically (R. C. Ch.), the first canonical hour, succeeding to lauds
the first of the chief guards
any number expressing the combining weight or equivalent of any particular element; -- so called because these numbers were respectively reduced to their lowest relative terms on the fixed standard of hydrogen as 1
a prime number. See under Prime, a
an inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal system; -- denoted by [']. See 2d Inch, n., 1
to apply priming to, as a musket or a cannon; to apply a primer to, as a metallic cartridge
to lay the first color, coating, or preparation upon (a surface), as in painting; as, to prime a canvas, a wall
to prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to post; to coach; as, to prime a witness; the boys are primed for mischief
to trim or prune, as trees
to mark with a prime mark
to be renewed, or as at first
to serve as priming for the charge of a gun
to work so that foaming occurs from too violent ebullition, which causes water to become mixed with, and be carried along with, the steam that is formed; -- said of a steam boiler
Origin: [From Prime, a.]
Prime is a 2005 American romantic comedy film starring Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep and Bryan Greenberg. It was written and directed by Ben Younger. The film grossed $67,937,503 worldwide.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prīm, adj. first in order of time, rank, or importance: chief: excellent: original: early: in early manhood: (Shak.) eager, bold: (math.) incapable of being separated into factors.—n. the beginning: the dawn: the spring: the best part: the height of perfection: full health and strength: a religious service during the first hour after sunrise: (fencing) the first guard against sword-thrusts, also the first and simplest thrust.—adj. Prī′mal, first: original: chief.—n. Primal′ity.—adv. Prime′ly.—ns. Prime′-min′ister, the chief minister of state; Prime′-mov′er, the force which puts a machine in motion: a steam-engine or a water-wheel; Prime′ness; Prime′-num′ber, a first number—i.e. one divisible only by itself or unity.—Prime cost (see Cost). [L. prīmus (for pro-i-mus).]
prīm, v.t. to put powder on the nipple of a firearm: to lay on the first coating of colour: to instruct or prepare beforehand.—v.i. to serve for the charge of a gun: in the steam-engine, to carry over hot water with the steam from the boiler into the cylinder.—ns. Prī′mer; Prī′ming; Prī′ming-pow′der, detonating powder: train of powder connecting a fuse with a charge. [Prime (adj.).]
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'prime' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #789
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'prime' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2061
Rank popularity for the word 'prime' in Adjectives Frequency: #95
The numerical value of prime in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of prime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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I won't have you electioneering on my doorstep. Every time you get in trouble in Parliament you run over here with your shirttail hanging out. (To Prime Minister Harold Wilson)
One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must live it to the full.
Based on the results we see now, Prime Minister Netanyahu has won the election. I congratulate the prime minister, we shall work together as a united party for victory in the coming elections.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
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- ممتاز, فاخر, أوليArabic
- primerCatalan, Valencian
- prima, prvočísloCzech
- klargøre, primær, førsteklasses, første, hoved-, primtal-, tidligste, vigtigste, begyndelse, blomstringstid, primtalDanish
- grundieren, ersteGerman
- πρώτος, πρωταρχικός, εκλεκτός, ακμήGreek
- cebar, excelente, primo, primoroso, primero, principalSpanish
- parim, algarv, esimeneEstonian
- alku-, ensimmäinen, primaarinen, ensi-, priima, pää-, jaoton, ensiluokkainen, tärkein, kultakausi, kukoistus, alkulukuFinnish
- principal, excellent, apprêter, premier, amorcer, de premier ordre, nombre premierFrench
- ראשוני, ראשי, מצוייןHebrew
- kiváló, príma, első, prím, fő-, elsődleges, fő, prímszámHungarian
- iniziale, ottimo, primo, primario, di prima qualità, principale, di prima categoria, di prima scelta, all’apice, numero primo, inizi, principio, nel fiore degli anni, tonaleItalian
- 最良, 第一級, 素数, 準備, 用意, 素, 最適, 最高, 第一, 最重要, 最初, 下塗, 最盛期, 主音, 原始, [[第一]][[の]][[構え]], 初期Japanese
- eerste, voornaamste, beste, primen, uitstekend, priem, prima, primair, priemgetalDutch
- pierwsza, pierwszyPolish
- principal, primeiro, de primeira, primeira, primo, número primo, princípio, ápice, augePortuguese
- пе́рвый, грунтова́ть, превосхо́дный, перви́чный, первокла́ссный, [[гото́вить]] к [[работа, гла́вный, просто́й, основно́й, важне́йший, нача́ло, расцве́т, простое число, зени́тRussian
- förnämst, klarställa, grunda, prim-, aptera, förstklassig, först, främst, prima, tidigast, viktigast, förbereda, grundmåla, huvud-, glansperiod, prim, glansdagar, utvald, primtal, början, blomstringstidSwedish
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