prime, prime quantity(noun)
a number that has no factor but itself and 1
flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush(noun)
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
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
the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.
prime, prime of life(adj)
the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
first in rank or degree
"an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister"
used of the first or originating agent
choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select(adj)
of superior grade
"choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers
being at the best stage of development
"our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning
insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
"prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
prime, ground, undercoat(verb)
cover with a primer; apply a primer to
fill with priming liquid
"prime a car engine"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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How to use prime in a sentence?
One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must live it to the full.
I predict he will also once again say to the prime minister that he's committed to getting TPP done and to doing so before the end of his term, tPP is going to be great for the American economy, for American workers and American companies.
We think the prime minister will re-engage in Brexit negotiations with the EU, aiming to confront MPs in late October with a binary choice between a Brexit deal and a pre-Brexit general election.
Perhaps the most difficult issue facing the military council now through its political committee is getting agreement from the political spectrum and the community forces on the naming of a prime minister, the ball is in their court.
If I am not prime minister as of Tuesday it will be because the Socialists did not let me continue, if I am potentially not in government but in opposition, I will assume my responsibilities.
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
- alku-, ensimmäinen, primaarinen, ensi-, priima, pää-, jaoton, ensiluokkainen, tärkein, kultakausi, kukoistus, alkulukuFinnish
- principal, excellent, apprêter, premier, amorcer, de premier ordre, nombre premierFrench
- 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
- 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
- eerste, voornaamste, beste, primen, uitstekend, priem, prima, primair, priemgetalDutch
- pierwsza, pierwszyPolish
- principal, primeiro, de primeira, primeira, primo, número primo, princípio, ápice, augePortuguese
- пе́рвый, грунтова́ть, превосхо́дный, перви́чный, первокла́ссный, [[гото́вить]] к [[работа, гла́вный, просто́й, основно́й, важне́йший, нача́ло, расцве́т, простое число, зени́тRussian
- förnämst, klarställa, grunda, prim-, aptera, förstklassig, först, främst, prima, tidigast, viktigast, förbereda, grundmåla, huvud-, glansperiod, prim, glansdagar, utvald, primtal, början, blomstringstidSwedish
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