### 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

His

**prime**motive to stay in power is his desire to revise the constitution, but once his popularity really starts to fall, that becomes very difficult to do.**Prime**Minister Marin hope that the parliament will confirm the decision to apply for NATO membership, during the coming days. It will be based on a strong mandate, with the President of the Republic. We have been in close contact with governments of NATO member states and NATO itself.Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski:

It does not fit someone who is trying to promote himself to be a

**prime**minister of a country, to play the role of Julian Assange or Edward Snowden.I very much realize that some of the reforms necessary are politically difficult for the society, but it is of

**prime**importance to implement what has been agreed in summer of 2015.The Deputy

**Prime**Minister has done The Deputy**Prime**Minister time, but I just don't believe that the owners of a football club can somehow wish away the fact that that has happened, you are taking on a role model, particularly for a lot of young boys who look up to their heroes on a football pitch in a team like that, and The Deputy**Prime**Minister has committed a very serious crime.

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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
- príomhaIrish
- 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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