What does premier mean?

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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.

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. Andrew Hare:

    In the near term Netflix continues to be the premier streaming service both at home and abroad.

  2. Vinai Venkatesham:

    With Mikel we have got a number of things, you’ve got an individual who has extraordinary experience in the Premier League across his time at Arsenal, Everton, Manchester City and then back at Arsenal.

  3. The Greek official:

    The Chinese premier assured Alexis Tsipras that there is interest from Chinese companies for new investments in Greece, the two leaders discussed deepening economic, commercial and cultural cooperation.

  4. Roberto Bolle:

    You can feel their emotional engagement from everyone present tonight and that's very particular for a premier.

  5. Phra Prommangkalachan:

    It's Vichai's good deeds that help garner support from fans across the world which became the power for Leicester City Football Club, i believe that all the good karma that Vichai has made will be a factor that helps Leicester to definitely win the Premier League.

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