What does prime mean?

Definitions for prime
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prime.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prime, prime quantity(noun)

    a number that has no factor but itself and 1

  2. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush(noun)

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  3. prime(noun)

    the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.

  4. prime, prime of life(adj)

    the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest

  5. premier(a), prime(a)(adj)

    first in rank or degree

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

  6. prime(a)(adj)

    used of the first or originating agent

    "prime mover"

  7. choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select(adj)

    of superior grade

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

  8. prime(adj)

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

    "prime number"

  9. prime, meridian(verb)

    being at the best stage of development

    "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning

  10. prime(verb)

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

    "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"

  11. prime, ground, undercoat(verb)

    cover with a primer; apply a primer to

  12. prime(verb)

    fill with priming liquid

    "prime a car engine"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prime(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  2. Prime(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  3. Prime(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  4. Prime(adj)

    early; blooming; being in the first stage

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  5. Prime(adj)

    lecherous; lustful; lewd

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  6. Prime(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  7. Prime(noun)

    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.]

  8. Prime(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  9. Prime(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  10. Prime(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  11. Prime(adj)

    the first of the chief guards

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  12. Prime(adj)

    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.]

  13. Prime(adj)

    a prime number. See under Prime, a

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  14. Prime(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  15. Prime(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  16. Prime(adj)

    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.]

  17. Prime(adj)

    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.]

  18. Prime(adj)

    to trim or prune, as trees

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  19. Prime(adj)

    to mark with a prime mark

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  20. Prime(verb)

    to be renewed, or as at first

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  21. Prime(verb)

    to serve as priming for the charge of a gun

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  22. Prime(verb)

    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

  1. 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

  1. 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).]

  2. 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

  1. prime

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

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. 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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prime' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #789

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prime' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2061

  3. Adjectives Frequency

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

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How to say prime in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prime in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of prime in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Williamson:

    Anyone who is voting against the government is in a position where they are voting to undermine the prime minister's negotiating hand, they should think very seriously about that and the consequences.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Very soon I'm going to Israel, i'm going to be meeting with (Prime Minister) Bibi Netanyahu.

  3. Ian Ling-Stuckey:

    At that time, we were in the midst of the APEC extravaganza with our new APEC Haus, red carpet, fancy new roads all focused in Port Moresby, and Maseratis, now, we have a new prime minister that travels economy class.

  4. Gareth Stace:

    The prime minister can demonstrate that he is prepared to lead this commitment by stepping in this week and pressing the Chinese premier about the dumping of under-priced steel which is one of the major factors killing our industry.

  5. The President:

    It seems to me to be an odd thing to say at this point in the process, she's not in The President jurisdiction. She's in Canadian jurisdiction. Intervening in the process means he would talk to [ Canadian Prime Minister Justin ] Trudeau, who has said more than once the normal judicial process will go ahead. It just creates another point of friction with Canada.

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Translations for prime

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  • 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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