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Definitions for primordial
praɪˈmɔr di əlpri·mor·dial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial(adj)

    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"


  1. primordial(Adjective)

    first, earliest or original

  2. primordial(Adjective)

    characteristic of the earliest stage of the development of an organism, or relating to a primordium

  3. primordial(Adjective)


  4. Origin: From the primordialis. Confer primordium and -al.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Primordial(adj)

    first in order; primary; original; of earliest origin; as, primordial condition

  2. Primordial(adj)

    of or pertaining to the lowest beds of the Silurian age, corresponding to the Acadian and Potsdam periods in American geology. It is called also Cambrian, and by many geologists is separated from the Silurian

  3. Primordial(adj)

    originally or earliest formed in the growth of an individual or organ; as, a primordial leaf; a primordial cell

  4. Primordial(noun)

    a first principle or element

  5. Origin: [L. primordialis, from primordium the first beginning; primus first + ordiri to begin a web, to begin: cf. F. primordial.]


  1. Primordial

    Primordial is an extreme metal band from Skerries, County Dublin, Ireland. It was formed in 1987 by Pól MacAmhlaigh and Ciarán MacUiliam. Their sound melds black metal with Irish folk music.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Primordial

    prī-mor′di-al, adj. first in order: original: existing from the beginning: (anat.) in a rudimentary state: (bot.) first formed, as leaves or fruit.—n. first principle or element.—ns. Primor′dialism; Primor′dium. [L. primus, first, ordo, order.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of primordial in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of primordial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of primordial in a Sentence

  1. Andr Bieler:

    The fact that it’s in the whole body led us to the idea that it was primordial so the O2 must have been present at the formation of the comet.

  2. Tom DeLay:

    Our school systems teach our children that they are nothing but glorified apes who have evolutionized out of some primordial soup of mud, by teaching evolution as fact.

  3. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.

  4. Robin Green:

    I am...blood. That primordial ooze. Not out there, listeners, in here. Inside this skin we wear, it only lets us think we're something else-- nice clean brains, little talking computers running around in the pursuit of happiness. We pierce this skin and what do we see Warm ooze, protoplasm churning and jesting, defecating, pulsating, life, death.

  5. Andrew Schneider:

    Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, More light. Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and footcandles. Light is metaphor. Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light.

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