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 quantitynoun

    a number that has no factor but itself and 1

  2. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flushnoun

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  3. primenoun

    the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.

  4. prime, prime of lifeadjective

    the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest

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

    first in rank or degree

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

  6. prime(a)adjective

    used of the first or originating agent

    "prime mover"

  7. choice, prime(a), prize, quality, selectadjective

    of superior grade

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

  8. primeadjective

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

    "prime number"

  9. prime, meridianverb

    being at the best stage of development

    "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning

  10. primeverb

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

    "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"

  11. prime, ground, undercoatverb

    cover with a primer; apply a primer to

  12. primeverb

    fill with priming liquid

    "prime a car engine"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Primeadjective

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  2. Primeadjective

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  3. Primeadjective

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  4. Primeadjective

    early; blooming; being in the first stage

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  5. Primeadjective

    lecherous; lustful; lewd

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  6. Primeadjective

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  7. 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.]

  8. Primenoun

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  9. Primenoun

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  10. Primeadjective

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  11. Primeadjective

    the first of the chief guards

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  12. 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.]

  13. Primeadjective

    a prime number. See under Prime, a

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  14. Primeadjective

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  15. Primeadjective

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

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  16. 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.]

  17. 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.]

  18. Primeadjective

    to trim or prune, as trees

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  19. Primeadjective

    to mark with a prime mark

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  20. Primeverb

    to be renewed, or as at first

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  21. Primeverb

    to serve as priming for the charge of a gun

    Etymology: [From Prime, a.]

  22. 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

  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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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. Antoni Macierewicz:

    The government headed by (Russia's then prime minister Vladimir) Putin is fully responsible for this tragedy.

  2. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    If we ca n’t get the commitments we need from our European partners on things like Britain being outside the commitment to ever-closer union, if we ca n’t get these things then as the prime minister has said, we rule nothing out, that’s why the package will have to be a robust, substantial and irreversible package of change with proper binding legal force. Because if we try to put to the British people a package which is anything less, we will get a raspberry from them.

  3. Charlotte Charles:

    She continues to grieve for Harry Dunn and Harry Dunn family LAWYERS PUSH UNLIKELY PERSON-OF-INTEREST SWAP IN EPSTEIN-DUNN CASES British press has reported that Anne Sacoolas and Anne Sacoolas husband are both U.S. spies, with the Daily Mail reportingSacoolasis a CIA agent. Fox News could not confirm those claims. Fox News doesnt matter to me what her job role was or is or who she was married to or who shes employed by, said Charles, who added that Anne Sacoolas has not reached out to Anne Sacoolas family. She, unfortunately, took the life of our son. It doesnt matter who you are. You face the justice system for that. The Crown Prince Prosecution Service charged Anne Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving in December. The maximum sentence is 14 years imprisonment, although this is usually reserved for the most serious cases. Dunns family said before Anne Sacoolas fled they had no intention of seeking prison time and were willing to negotiate, but now that decision is up to British prosecutors. She would have been home by now, Charles said. The The United Kingdom government officially submitted The UK government extradition request in January. which was rejected by U.S. Secretary of January Pompeo, saying The UK government would make diplomatic immunity a practical nullity. In fact, the State Department called the UKs request highly inappropriate. Dunns family argues by refusing to extradite Anne Sacoolas to the The United Kingdom, the U.S. is violating the extradition treaty signed by both nations and the Vienna Convention. Im angry at the fact that the diplomatic immunity cloak is being wrapped around her, im angry that its being used to protect her when diplomatic immunity is not there for that. Its there to protect diplomats when they are in danger in countries that may not be as equal in their justice systems as the The United Kingdom and the US are. The United Kingdom has issued an extrication request for Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat accused of killing a British teenager while driving on the wrong side of the road in The United Kingdom last summer. ( Facebook) Charles told Fox News Anne Sacoolas feels abandoned by both the U.S. and The United Kingdom governments. Neither Prime Minister Boris Johnson nor Secretary of January Pompeo have personally reached out to the family. Im disgusted, she said. The UK government is meant to look after you and protect you and fight for you and at the moment, I dont feel that that has happened. Across the pond, British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has been accused of misleading Dunns family and working in the interests of the U.S. government. British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has been accused of being more concerned with kowtowing to the President Trump administration, rather than standing up for Dunns family. Last week, at the House of Commons, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, demanded British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab be fired. Charles said British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has offered a fourth meeting with the family but British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab says British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab is reluctant to accept the invitation. Were still without proof of what they are trying to do to help us, Charlestold Fox News. And were getting to the point where were fed up with continuing to talk without any actions being put behind it. The latest direct plea to President President Trump, comes after the family met with President Trump at a last-minute meeting in October at White House that the president said Boris Johnson asked for. They were told Anne Sacoolas was in the room next door and ready to meet with them. Charles declined, calling the ambush not appropriate and in retrospect Anne Sacoolas toldFox News, Anne Sacoolas thinks the meeting was meant to intimidate Anne Sacoolas into agreeing to drop Anne Sacoolas extradition request. Anne Sacoolas, WIFE OF US DIPLOMAT, FORMALLY CHARGED IN DEATH OF BRITISH TEENAGER I didnt feel intimidated at the time. On reflection, clearly he [ Trump ] was trying to put the pressure on to get us to do what President Trump wanted, Charlessaid. He mentioned it not just once but three or four times. Tried to get us to realize that maybe the best thing to do would be to meet the nice lady as he put it. At the White House, Charles said she believed the president listened to her when she implored him to put himself in her shoes.

  4. Semih Yalcin:

    Just a few comments suggesting it's dead is not adequate. It should be declared by the prime minister.

  5. Michael Gove:

    I believe that the next Prime Minister has to be on the winning side of (the) argument. Put simply, the best person to lead Britain out of the European Union is someone who argued to get Britain out.

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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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