Definitions for prime
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prime.
prime, prime quantitynoun
a number that has no factor but itself and 1
flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flushnoun
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.
prime, prime of lifeadjective
the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
first in rank or degree
"an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister"
used of the first or originating agent
choice, prime(a), prize, quality, selectadjective
of superior grade
"choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers
being at the best stage of development
"our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning
insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
"prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
prime, ground, undercoatverb
cover with a primer; apply a primer to
fill with priming liquid
"prime a car engine"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: primus, Lat.
His starry helm unbuckl’d, shew’d him prime
In manhood, where youth ended. John Milton, Par. Lost.
Divers of prime quality, in several counties, were, for refusing to pay the same, committed to prison. Edward Hyde.
Nor can I think, that God will so destroy
We his prime creatures dignify’d so high. John Milton.
Humility and resignation are our prime virtues. Dryden.
The most replenished sweet work of nature,
That from the prime creation e’er she fram’d. William Shakespeare.
Moses being chosen by God to be the ruler of his people, will not prove that priesthood belonged to Adam’s heir, or the prime fathers. John Locke.
We are contented with
Catharine our queen, before the primest creature
That’s paragon’d i’ th’ world. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
Etymology: primus, Lat.
His larum bell might loud and wide be heard
When cause requir’d, but never out of time,
Early and late it rung at evening and at prime. Edmund Spenser.
Sure pledge of day, that crown’st the smiling morn
With thy bright circlet, praise him in thy sphere
While day arises, that sweet hour of prime. John Milton.
Quickly sundry arts mechanical were found out in the very prime of the world. Richard Hooker, b. i. s. 10.
Nature here wanton’d as in her prime. John Milton.
Give no more to ev’ry guest,
Than he’s able to digest,
Give him always of the prime,
And but little at a time. Jonathan Swift.
Make haste, sweet love, whilst it is prime,
For none can call again the passed time. Edmund Spenser.
Will she yet debase her eyes on me,
That cropt the golden prime of this sweet prince,
And made her widow to a woful bed? William Shakespeare, Rich. III.
Youth, beauty, wisdom, courage, virtue, all
That happiness and prime can happy call. William Shakespeare.
Likeliest she seem’d to Ceres in her prime. John Milton.
No poet ever sweetly sung,
Unless he were, like Phœbus, young;
Nor ever nymph inspir’d to rhyme,
Unless, like Venus, in her prime. Jonathan Swift.
Short were her marriage joys; for in the prime
Of youth, her lord expir’d before his time. Dryden.
Hope waits upon the flow’ry prime,
And summer, though it be less gay,
Yet is not look’d on as a time
Of declination or decay. Edmund Waller.
The poet and his theme in spite of time,
For ever young enjoys an endless prime. George Granville.
The plants which now appear in the most different seasons, would have been all in prime, and flourishing together at the same time. John Woodward.
Etymology: from the noun.
A pistol of about a foot in length, we primed with well-dried gunpowder. Boyle.
Prime all your firelocks, fasten well the stake. John Gay.
His friendship was exactly tim’d,
He shot before your foes were prim’d. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.
first in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary
first in rank, degree, dignity, authority, or importance; as, prime minister
first in excellence; of highest quality; as, prime wheat; a prime quality of cloth
early; blooming; being in the first stage
lecherous; lustful; lewd
marked or distinguished by a mark (') called a prime mark
the first part; the earliest stage; the beginning or opening, as of the day, the year, etc.; hence, the dawn; the spring
the spring of life; youth; hence, full health, strength, or beauty; perfection
that which is first in quantity; the most excellent portion; the best part
the morning; specifically (R. C. Ch.), the first canonical hour, succeeding to lauds
the first of the chief guards
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
a prime number. See under Prime, a
an inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal system; -- denoted by [']. See 2d Inch, n., 1
to apply priming to, as a musket or a cannon; to apply a primer to, as a metallic cartridge
to lay the first color, coating, or preparation upon (a surface), as in painting; as, to prime a canvas, a wall
to prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to post; to coach; as, to prime a witness; the boys are primed for mischief
to trim or prune, as trees
to mark with a prime mark
to be renewed, or as at first
to serve as priming for the charge of a gun
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.]
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
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).]
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
The fore part of the artificial day; that is, the first quarter after sunrise.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'prime' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #789
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Rank popularity for the word 'prime' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2061
Rank popularity for the word 'prime' in Adjectives Frequency: #95
The numerical value of prime in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of prime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
It's hard not to put two and two together, the President has made clear The President support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Nikol Pashinyan was right. I was wrong, the situation has several solutions, but I will not take any of them. That is not mine. I am leaving office of the country's leader, of Prime Minister. The street movement is against my tenure. I am fulfilling your demand. Peace, harmony and reasoning for our country.
It was mentioned on CNN that the new prime number discovered recently is four times bigger then the previous record.
I think it's understandable that any Israeli prime minister would tell the Jews of Europe if you no longer feel safe, if you no longer feel comfortable you have an option.
However, His Highness has given his assent to appoint Mahathir Mohamad as interim prime minister, while waiting for the appointment of the new prime minister. Hence until then, (Mahathir) will manage the country's affairs until a new prime minister and cabinet are appointed.
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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
- alku-, ensimmäinen, primaarinen, ensi-, priima, pää-, jaoton, ensiluokkainen, tärkein, kultakausi, kukoistus, alkulukuFinnish
- principal, excellent, apprêter, premier, amorcer, de premier ordre, nombre premierFrench
- 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
- 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
- eerste, voornaamste, beste, primen, uitstekend, priem, prima, primair, priemgetalDutch
- pierwsza, pierwszyPolish
- principal, primeiro, de primeira, primeira, primo, número primo, princípio, ápice, augePortuguese
- пе́рвый, грунтова́ть, превосхо́дный, перви́чный, первокла́ссный, [[гото́вить]] к [[работа, гла́вный, просто́й, основно́й, важне́йший, нача́ло, расцве́т, простое число, зени́тRussian
- förnämst, klarställa, grunda, prim-, aptera, förstklassig, först, främst, prima, tidigast, viktigast, förbereda, grundmåla, huvud-, glansperiod, prim, glansdagar, utvald, primtal, början, blomstringstidSwedish
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