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Synonyms for prime
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prime, prime quantity(noun)

    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, flush(noun)

    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. prime(noun)

    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 life(adj)

    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)(adj)

    first in rank or degree

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

    Antonyms:
    inferior, immature, last

  6. prime(a)(adj)

    used of the first or originating agent

    "prime mover"

    Antonyms:
    last, inferior, immature

  7. choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select(adj)

    of superior grade

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

    Antonyms:
    last, inferior, immature

  8. prime(adj)

    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, meridian(verb)

    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. prime(verb)

    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, undercoat(verb)

    cover with a primer; apply a primer to

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

    Antonyms:
    immature, inferior, last

  12. prime(verb)

    fill with priming liquid

    "prime a car engine"

    Synonyms:
    ground, undercoat

    Antonyms:
    inferior, last, immature

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.

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    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. prime(n)

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

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

  2. prime(a)

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prime(a.)

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

  2. prime(a.)

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

  3. prime(n.)

    Synonyms:
    beginning, opening, first part, earliest stage

  4. prime(n.)

    Synonyms:
    youth, spring of life, early days

  5. prime(n.)

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

How to pronounce prime?

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How to say prime in sign language?

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How to use prime in a sentence?

  1. Bob Dorfman:

    The fight should've happened five years ago, when these two boxers were in their prime, when this could've developed into an (ongoing) rivalry, that it could've been some sort of a franchise that could've built (interest in) the sport.

  2. Johnny Heald:

    Despite the impending vote on Brexit, significantly more people report to have felt further removed from Europe over the last twelve months than closer to it, if the Prime Minister is to avoid disaster on his watch someone needs to start convincing the public very soon on why we should remain a part of the EU.

  3. Nigel Dodds:

    The trick will be for British Prime Minister Theresa May, can British Prime Minister Theresa May satisfy everyone ? It is going to be a very, very hard sell, I would have thought, but let's wait and see the actual detail.

  4. Ken Andrus:

    I think this incident with the pony will bring a lot of leverage, what happened to Patches is a prime example of why we need it.

  5. Jeremy Yellen:

    The Emperor has contributed more than all of Japan's prime ministers combined in advancing reconciliation, these efforts to restore dignity to Japan's victims has also helped the nation regain a dignity that remains imperiled by revisionists.


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
  • 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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