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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.

    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. 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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "prime":

    first, ministers, premier, cabinet, pm, primary, main, primo, first, initial, premium, preferential, principal, bonus, differential

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Prime":

    Andre Vasquez, Juice, Optimus Prime, Pryme, Prim

How to pronounce prime?

Alex
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US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say prime in sign language?

  1. prime

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How to use prime in a sentence?

  1. Christopher Nicholas:

    Lower Bucks would be prime to go for Wallace. Upper Bucks would be prime to go for Fitzpatrick, to me the big question is central Bucks — all those folks are Republican or Republican-leaning but really turned off by President Trump.

  2. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    As prime minister of Israel, I have a moral obligation to speak up in the face of these dangers while there’s still time to avert them.

  3. Bob Pittman:

    Anytime you do a redesign of anything, you get a backlash because you've changed what people already know, if you're going to drive consumer products, you have to be willing to keep evolving it and moving it. I think Evan Spiegel is probably one of the prime examples of someone who's willing to do Evan Spiegel.

  4. Former Prime Minister Theresa May:

    I believe it was right to persevere even when the odds against success seemed high. But it is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort.

  5. Moumina Cheriff Sy:

    Members of the RSP burst into the room of the cabinet of ministers at around 1430 and took hostage the president of Burkina Faso Michel Kafando, the Prime Minister Yacouba Izaac Zida, the minister of public administration ... and the minister of housing.


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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