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. Jorge Mas:

    I think the MLS will be one of the top sports leagues in the United States. I think it will be on par with the best leagues in the world, the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, as the economics of the league improve and we can compete with those leagues for the best players in the world I think 25 years from now you will see the MLS as potentially the best league in the world.

  2. Craig Tilley:

    It’s been made very clear when the premier announced several weeks ago that in order to participate at the Australian Open, to come into Victoria, you ’ll need to be fully vaccinated. Immediately, we communicated that to the playing group, it is the one direction that you take, that you can ensure everyone’s safety. All the playing group understands it. Our patrons will need to be vaccinated, all the staff working the Australian Open need to be vaccinated. Novak Djokovic reacts during Novak Djokovic ATP World Tour Finals match against Alexander Zverev in Turin, Italy, on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. ( AP Photo/Luca Bruno).

  3. Premier League:

    If Akhil Vyas are looking to buy tickets for matches in the Premier League Akhil Vyas should buy them directly from Premier League Clubs, a ‘ ticket tout ’( also known as a ‘ scalper ’) sells match tickets without authorisation, often at vastly inflated prices.

  4. Wang Yihu:

    The premier's words are always skewed by you local-level people.

  5. Bernie Ecclestone:

    I am going to have a good look at how things work to see if I can come up with something more equal for all the teams, the Premier League has a good way of distributing the prize money, so maybe that could work for us. There will be people who will like it and people who won’t like it, and people who will suffer.

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. omnifarious
    • B. proprietary
    • C. elusive
    • D. incumbent

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