Definitions for primepraɪm

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  1. prime, prime quantity(noun)

    a number that has no factor but itself and 1

  2. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush(noun)

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  3. prime(noun)

    the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.

  4. prime, prime of life(adj)

    the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest

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

    first in rank or degree

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

  6. prime(a)(adj)

    used of the first or originating agent

    "prime mover"

  7. choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select(adj)

    of superior grade

    "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"

  8. prime(adj)

    of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers

    "prime number"

  9. prime, meridian(verb)

    being at the best stage of development

    "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning

  10. prime(verb)

    insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing

    "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"

  11. prime, ground, undercoat(verb)

    cover with a primer; apply a primer to

  12. prime(verb)

    fill with priming liquid

    "prime a car engine"

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  1. Prime(adj)

    first in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary

  2. Prime(adj)

    first in rank, degree, dignity, authority, or importance; as, prime minister

  3. Prime(adj)

    first in excellence; of highest quality; as, prime wheat; a prime quality of cloth

  4. Prime(adj)

    early; blooming; being in the first stage

  5. Prime(adj)

    lecherous; lustful; lewd

  6. Prime(adj)

    marked or distinguished by a mark (') called a prime mark

  7. Prime(noun)

    the first part; the earliest stage; the beginning or opening, as of the day, the year, etc.; hence, the dawn; the spring

  8. Prime(noun)

    the spring of life; youth; hence, full health, strength, or beauty; perfection

  9. Prime(noun)

    that which is first in quantity; the most excellent portion; the best part

  10. Prime(adj)

    the morning; specifically (R. C. Ch.), the first canonical hour, succeeding to lauds

  11. Prime(adj)

    the first of the chief guards

  12. Prime(adj)

    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

  13. Prime(adj)

    a prime number. See under Prime, a

  14. Prime(adj)

    an inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal system; -- denoted by [']. See 2d Inch, n., 1

  15. Prime(adj)

    to apply priming to, as a musket or a cannon; to apply a primer to, as a metallic cartridge

  16. Prime(adj)

    to lay the first color, coating, or preparation upon (a surface), as in painting; as, to prime a canvas, a wall

  17. Prime(adj)

    to prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to post; to coach; as, to prime a witness; the boys are primed for mischief

  18. Prime(adj)

    to trim or prune, as trees

  19. Prime(adj)

    to mark with a prime mark

  20. Prime(verb)

    to be renewed, or as at first

  21. Prime(verb)

    to serve as priming for the charge of a gun

  22. Prime(verb)

    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

  23. Origin: [From Prime, a.]

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  1. Prime

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prime' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #789

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prime' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2061

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prime' in Adjectives Frequency: #95


Translations for prime

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ممتاز, فاخرArabic
  • 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, primeroSpanish
  • parim, algarv, esimeneEstonian
  • بهترینPersian
  • alku-, ensimmäinen, primaarinen, ensi-, priima, pää-, jaoton, ensiluokkainen, tärkein, kultakausi, kukoistus, alkulukuFinnish
  • principal, excellent, apprêter, premier, amorcer, de premier ordre, nombre premierFrench
  • imprimarGalician
  • 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
  • tetereMāori
  • 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
  • prašteviloSlovene
  • förnämst, klarställa, grunda, prim-, aptera, förstklassig, först, främst, prima, tidigast, viktigast, förbereda, grundmåla, huvud-, glansperiod, prim, glansdagar, utvald, primtal, början, blomstringstidSwedish
  • birincilTurkish

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