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Definitions for primordial
praɪˈmɔr di əlpri·mor·dial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. primordialadjective

    first, earliest or original

  2. primordialadjective

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

  3. primordialadjective


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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Primordialadjective

    Original; existing from the beginning.

    Etymology: primordial, Fr. primordium, Lat.

    Salts may be either transmuted or otherwise produced, and so may not be primordial and immutable beings. Boyle.

  2. Primordialnoun

    Origin; first principle.

    Etymology: from the adj.

    The primordials of the world are not mechanical, but spermatical and vital. Henry More, Divine Dialogues.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Primordialadjective

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

  2. Primordialadjective

    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. Primordialadjective

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

  4. Primordialnoun

    a first principle or element

  5. Etymology: [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. Martin Tobias Lithner:

    Everything that exists perishes, everything that has been created by those who perish will be destroyed. One inevitably leads to the other, one can never return to the primordial.

  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. Robert Pattinson:

    What I look for is when a piece has its own language, it doesn't necessarily feel like it just exists for its own sake and has a presence that hums with a bit of life. It has the ability to communicate with you on a kind of primordial level.

  4. 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.

  5. Christopher Chiu:

    There are lots of other things that help protect us, there are barriers in the nose. There are different kinds of proteins and things which are very ancient, primordial, protective systems, and they are likely to have been contributing to them not being infected, and we're really interested in trying to understand what those are.

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
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