### What does **Prime** mean?

# Definitions for Prime

praɪmPrime

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **Prime**.

### Princeton's WordNet

prime, prime quantitynoun

a number that has no factor but itself and 1

flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flushnoun

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

primenoun

the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.

prime, prime of lifeadjective

the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest

premier(a), prime(a)adjective

first in rank or degree

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

prime(a)adjective

used of the first or originating agent

"prime mover"

choice, prime(a), prize, quality, selectadjective

of superior grade

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

primeadjective

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

"prime number"

prime, meridianverb

being at the best stage of development

"our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning

primeverb

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

"prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"

prime, ground, undercoatverb

cover with a primer; apply a primer to

primeverb

fill with priming liquid

"prime a car engine"

### Webster Dictionary

Primeadjective

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

early; blooming; being in the first stage

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

lecherous; lustful; lewd

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primenoun

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primenoun

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primenoun

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

the first of the chief guards

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

a prime number. See under Prime, a

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

to trim or prune, as trees

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeadjective

to mark with a prime mark

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeverb

to be renewed, or as at first

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeverb

to serve as priming for the charge of a gun

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]Primeverb

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

**Etymology:**[From Prime, a.]

### Freebase

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.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Prime

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*).]Prime

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.).]

### Dictionary of Nautical Terms

prime

The fore part of the artificial day; that is, the first quarter after sunrise.

### Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

prime

To charge with the powder, percussion-cap, or other device for communicating fire to the charge, as a fire-arm.

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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

Adjectives Frequency

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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of Prime in Chaldean Numerology is:

**2**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of Prime in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**7**

### Examples of Prime in a Sentence

It's not clear what she was convicted of or what crime she committed, i think it's a

**prime**example of 'saving face.' They arrested her and put the girl in jail. But there was nothing on her, so in order not to look totally stupid they gave her, fixed her up, with an 18-month sentence to show that she was guilty of something.Immigration Minister Peter Dutton:

I heard the interview with the

**prime**minister this morning and I thought that he made a statement of the obvious in terms of making sure that we can continue our policies which have stopped the boats.We are now in a really dangerous situation with a serious and growing risk of no-deal in 10 days' time, the

**Prime**Minister has a responsibility to prevent that happening. She needs to put forward a proposal, including saying how long an extension she thinks we need to sort things out.We are pleased that this was not put into question by the British

**prime**minister, the proposals that were presented now need to be discussed in detail.Post-2022, the redevelopment of the site could take many forms and its legacy plans are still being finalized. It could be redeveloped into a public green space or used for a mix of commercial and residential projects, it's

**prime**location means it's suited to many projects and has an exciting future.

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## Translations for **Prime**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- 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
- 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
- רִאשׁוֹנִיHebrew
- 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
- primusLatin
- tetereMāori
- eerste, voornaamste, beste, primen, uitstekend, priem, prima, primair, priemgetalDutch
- pierwsza, pierwszyPolish
- principal, primeiro, de primeira, primeira, primo, número primo, princípio, ápice, augePortuguese
- primRomanian
- 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
- 主要Chinese

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