What does Premier mean?

Definitions for Premier
prɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɪər, ˈpri mɪərpre·mier

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Prime Minister, PM, premiernoun

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

  2. chancellor, premier, prime ministeradjective

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

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

    first in rank or degree

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

  4. premier, premiereverb

    preceding all others in time

    "the premiere showing"

  5. premier, premiereverb

    be performed for the first time

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

  6. premier, premiereverb

    perform a work for the first time


  1. premiernoun

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

  2. premiernoun

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

  3. premiernoun

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

  4. premierverb

    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. premieradjective

    Foremost; first or highest in quality or degree.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PREMIERadjective

    First; chief.

    Etymology: French.

    The Spaniard challengeth the premier place, in regard of his dominions. William Camden, Remains.

    Thus families like realms, with equal fate,
    Are sunk by premier ministers of state. Jonathan Swift.


  1. Premier

    Premier is a title for the head of government in central governments, state governments and local governments of some countries. A second in command to a premier is designated as a deputy premier. A premier will normally be a head of government, but is not the head of state. In presidential systems, the two roles are often combined into one, whereas in parliamentary systems of government the two are usually kept separate.


  1. premier

    A premier is a high-ranking official or individual who holds the prominent position in a national or regional government, such as a Prime Minister. The premier is often the head of government and is responsible for implementing and overseeing policies, decisions and managing the functioning of the government body. The specific powers and duties of a premier can vary significantly depending on the political system or framework of the country.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Premieradjective

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

  2. Premieradjective

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

  3. Premiernoun

    the first minister of state; the prime minister

  4. Etymology: [F. premier, fr. L. primarius of the first rank, principal, fr. primus the first. See Primary, Prime, a.]


  1. Premier

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Premier

    prē′mi-ėr, adj. prime or first: chief: (her.) most ancient.—n. the first or chief: the prime-minister.—v.i. to govern as premier.—adj. and n. Première (pre-myār′), first or leading actress, dancer, forewoman, &c.—n. Prē′miership. [Fr.,—L. primarius, of the first rank—primus, first.]

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Premier in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Premier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Premier in a Sentence

  1. Javier Tebas:

    That would be a simplistic vision of the international market, the Premier League is the league that sells The Premier League broadcast rights for the biggest value and The Premier League doesn't have the best players nor the best clubs. The market for broadcasting rights does not work like this.

  2. Michael Stipe:

    It remains the premier unsolved American surrealist act of the 20th century.

  3. Daniel Andrews:

    Some don’t like to see this (vaccination rollout) as a race but a race it surely is. What I didn’t know was that [NSW] Premier [Gladys] Berejiklian’s in a sprint while the rest of us are supposed to do some sort of egg and spoon thing.

  4. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Like dealing with Dad-all give and no take. (On negotiating with Soviet Premier Nikita S Khrushchev)

  5. Rob Muenchtold:

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sympathy to the Humboldt community in a tweet, saying Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was unable to imagine what the team's parents must be going through. Humboldt Mayor Rob Muenchtold CBC Rob Muenchtold was devastated. Humboldt Mayor Rob Muenchtold CBC's going to hit the community hard, humboldt Mayor Rob Muenchtold CBC's not a good day for Humboldt. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe tweeted that there were no words to describe the loss. To the City of Humboldt, the entire Humboldt Broncos organization, and the families impacted by this tragedy, please know Nick Shumlanski are in Saskatchewan's hearts, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe wrote.

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