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ˈpraɪ məlpri·mal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primaladjective

    serving as an essential component

    "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"

  2. aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordialadjective

    having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

    "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"

Wiktionary

  1. primaladjective

    Being the first in time, or history.

    primal man

  2. primaladjective

    Being of greatest importance; primary.

  3. Etymology: From Medieval Latin primalis, from primus, first.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Primaladjective

    First. A word not in use, but very commodious for poetry.

    Etymology: primus, Lat.

    It hath been taught us from the primal state,
    That he, which is, was wish’d, until he were. William Shakespeare.

    Oh! my offence is rank, it smells to heav’n,
    It hath the primal, eldest curse upon’t. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Primaladjective

    first; primary; original; chief

  2. Etymology: [LL. primalis, fr. L. primus the first. See Prime, a.]

Freebase

  1. Primal

    Primal is an action-adventure video game released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2. It was developed by SCE Studio Cambridge. It tells the story of Jennifer Tate, a 21-year-old woman searching for her boyfriend through a series of demonic realms. As the story develops, more is revealed about Jen's past and her relationship with her boyfriend, as well as the nature of the demon worlds. The game was re-released on PlayStation 3 as part of the PS2 Classics program on February 28, 2012.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of primal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of primal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of primal in a Sentence

  1. Marco Proserpio:

    It's a primal need to write on walls to communicate with the people around you.

  2. William Wordsworth:

    What though the radiance which was once so bright Be not forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of Human suffering, In the faith that looks through death In years that bring philophic mind.

  3. Steve Bannon:

    It’s a Cromwell moment! It’s even more powerful than populism. It’s deeper. It’s primal. It’s elemental. The long black dresses and all that—this is the Puritans! It’s anti-patriarchy.

  4. Zeke Smith:

    And that's what signaled to me the worst had happened, there was this primal instinct in me that just said 'run,' but I knew I couldn't run because I came to 'Survivor' to confront great challenges.

  5. Las Vegas:

    Its raw, its in its primal state right now, everyone doesnt know what to expect, which is awesome.

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