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Synonyms for prime
praɪmprime

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prime

    Aboriginal (Latin ab, from, origo, origin) signifies pertaining to the aborigines or earliest known inhabitants of a country in the widest sense, including not merely human beings but inferior animals and plants as well. Autochthonic (Greek autos, self, and chthōn, earth) signifies sprung from the earth, especially from the soil of one's native land. Primeval (Latin primum, first, and ævum, age), signifies strictly belonging to the first ages, earliest in time, but often only the earliest of which man knows or conceives, immemorial. Aboriginal, autochthonic, and primeval combine the meanings of ancient and original; aboriginal inhabitants, autochthonic races, primeval forests. Prime and primary may signify either first in time, or more frequently first in importance; primary has also the sense of elementary or preparatory; we speak of a prime minister, a primary school. Primal is chiefly poetic, in the sense of prime; as, the primal curse. Primordial is first in an order of succession or development; as, a primordial leaf. Primitive frequently signifies having the original characteristics of that which it represents, as well as standing first in time; as, the primitive church. Primitive also very frequently signifies having the original or early characteristics without remoteness in time. Primeval simplicity is the simplicity of the earliest ages; primitive simplicity may be found in retired villages now. Pristine is an elegant word, used almost exclusively in a good sense of that which is original and perhaps ancient; as, pristine purity, innocence, vigor. That which is both an original and natural product of a soil or country is said to be indigenous; that which is actually produced there is said to be native, though it may be of foreign extraction; humming-birds are indigenous to America; canaries may be native, but are not indigenous. Immemorial refers solely to time, independently of quality, denoting, in legal phrase, "that whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary;" as, an immemorial custom; an immemorial abuse. Compare OLD.

    Compare synonyms for NEW.

    Synonyms:
    aboriginal, ancient, autochthonic, immemorial, indigenous, native, old, original, patriarchal, primal, primary, primeval, primitive, primordial, pristine, uncreated

    Antonyms:
    adventitious, exotic, foreign, fresh, late, modern, new, novel, recent

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. primenoun

    Synonyms:
    zenith, culmination, perfection, dawn, spring, cream, flower

    Antonyms:
    decadence, wane, evening, refuse, winter, decay

  2. primeadjective

    Synonyms:
    excellent, superexcellent, first-rate, perfect, consummate

    Antonyms:
    inferior, impaired, waning, deteriorated, ordinary, second-rate, defective

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prime, prime quantitynoun

    a number that has no factor but itself and 1

    Synonyms:
    bloom, peak, prime quantity, efflorescence, blossom, flower, heyday, flush, prime of life

    Antonyms:
    last, immature, inferior

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

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

    Synonyms:
    skin rash, charge, anthesis, bloom, heyday, outpouring, efflorescence, blossom, rash, crown, visor, crest, florescence, inflorescence, peak, kick, elevation, point, flowering, vizor, meridian, blossoming, bloom of youth, apex, hot flash, boot, eyeshade, bill, prime of life, thrill, extremum, rosiness, blooming, salad days, rush, blush, acme, gush, roseola, pinnacle, flower, flush, prime quantity, top, superlative, bang, tiptop, vertex, summit, tip, height

    Antonyms:
    last, immature, inferior

  3. primenoun

    the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.

    Synonyms:
    bloom, peak, prime quantity, efflorescence, blossom, flower, heyday, flush, prime of life

    Antonyms:
    inferior, immature, last

  4. prime, prime of lifeadjective

    the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest

    Synonyms:
    bloom, peak, prime quantity, efflorescence, blossom, flower, heyday, flush, prime of life

    Antonyms:
    last, inferior, immature

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

    first in rank or degree

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

    Antonyms:
    inferior, immature, last

  6. prime(a)adjective

    used of the first or originating agent

    "prime mover"

    Antonyms:
    last, inferior, immature

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

    of superior grade

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

    Antonyms:
    last, inferior, immature

  8. primeadjective

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

    "prime number"

    Synonyms:
    choice, select, premier(a), prize, quality, meridian, prime(a)

    Antonyms:
    immature, last, inferior

  9. prime, meridianverb

    being at the best stage of development

    "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning

    Synonyms:
    prime(a), premier(a), quality, choice, meridian, select, prize

    Antonyms:
    last, inferior, immature

  10. primeverb

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

    "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"

    Synonyms:
    ground, undercoat

    Antonyms:
    last, immature, inferior

  11. prime, ground, undercoatverb

    cover with a primer; apply a primer to

    Synonyms:
    base, establish, strand, undercoat, run aground, found, anchor, ground

    Antonyms:
    immature, inferior, last

  12. primeverb

    fill with priming liquid

    "prime a car engine"

    Synonyms:
    ground, undercoat

    Antonyms:
    inferior, last, immature

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. primeadjective

    Synonyms:
    first, original, primitive, primal, primeval, primordial, pristine, aboriginal

  2. primeadjective

    Synonyms:
    highest, chief, principal, best, capital, first-rate

  3. primenoun

    Synonyms:
    beginning, opening, first part, earliest stage

  4. primenoun

    Synonyms:
    youth, spring of life, early days

  5. primenoun

    Synonyms:
    perfection, flower, greatest beauty, health or strength, best days

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Prime":

    Andre Vasquez, Juice, Optimus Prime, Pryme, Prim

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How to use prime in a sentence?

  1. Prakash Adhikari:

    The prime minister will hold dialogue with the agitating parties in the Terai in the coming days.

  2. Tony Pua:

    Such cooperation will not only go a long way towards identifying the culprits ... but also removing the perception that the Malaysian AG was biased in favor of the Prime Minister.

  3. Vrinda Grover:

    If a prime minister is to be held accountable for basic security and exercise of right to life and liberty for half the population of this country, then it should be a problem for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  4. Tomoaki Iwai:

    Prime Minister Abe has defended him considerably, saying there was no problem at all. In that sense, there is going to be an impact.

  5. Petro Poroshenko:

    We cannot allow detribalization of the executive branch during a war. This would be inevitable, if after this resignation a new government of Ukraine is not selected immediately, the parliamentary faction of the Block of Petro Poroshenko has nominated Volodymyr Groysman to the post of Prime Minister. Having done everything to ensure stability and continuity of our course, I declare my decision to transfer the obligations and responsibilities of the head of government of Ukraine.


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
  • príomhaIrish
  • 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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