Prime Synonyms & Definitions

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• PrimeDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (a.) Divisible by no number except itself or unity; as, 7 is a prime number.
  2. (a.) Having no common factor; -- used with to; as, 12 is prime to 25.
  3. (v. i.) 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.
  4. (n.) That which is first in quantity; the most excellent portion; the best part.
  5. (n.) The first part; the earliest stage; the beginning or opening, as of the day, the year, etc.; hence, the dawn; the spring.
  6. (#) Donne (#) (pl. ) of Prima donna
  7. (a.) A prime number. See under Prime, a.
  8. (v. i.) To serve as priming for the charge of a gun.
  9. (a.) First in rank, degree, dignity, authority, or importance; as, prime minister.
  10. (a.) To trim or prune, as trees.
  11. (a.) First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary.
  12. (a.) An inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal system; -- denoted by []. See 2d Inch, n., 1.
  13. (a.) To prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to post; to coach; as, to prime a witness; the boys are primed for mischief.
  14. (a.) First in excellence; of highest quality; as, prime wheat; a prime quality of cloth.
  15. (a.) To mark with a prime mark.
  16. (a.) Lecherous; lustful; lewd.
  17. (v. i.) To be renewed, or as at first.
  18. (a.) The first of the chief guards.
  19. (n.) The spring of life; youth; hence, full health, strength, or beauty; perfection.
  20. (a.) To lay the first color, coating, or preparation upon (a surface), as in painting; as, to prime a canvas, a wall.
  21. (a.) The morning; specifically (R. C. Ch.), the first canonical hour, succeeding to lauds.
  22. (a.) Early; blooming; being in the first stage.
  23. (a.) Marked or distinguished by a mark () called a prime mark.
  24. (a.) 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.
  25. (a.) To apply priming to, as a musket or a cannon; to apply a primer to, as a metallic cartridge.

• PrimevousDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (a.) Primeval.

• PrimelyDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (adv.) At first; primarily.
  2. (adv.) In a prime manner; excellently.