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    prime - Dictionary definition and meaning for word prime

    Definition
    (noun) a number that has no factor but itself and 1
    Synonyms : prime quantity
    Definition
    (noun) the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    Synonyms : bloom , blossom , efflorescence , flower , flush , heyday , peak
    Definition
    (noun) the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m. Definition
    (noun) the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
    Synonyms : prime of life
    Definition
    (verb) insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
    Example Sentence
    • prime a cannon
    • prime a mine
    Definition
    (verb) cover with a primer; apply a primer to
    Synonyms : ground , undercoat
    Definition
    (verb) fill with priming liquid
    Example Sentence
    • prime a car engine
    Definition
    (adj) first in rank or degree
    Synonyms : premier
    Example Sentence
    • an architect of premier rank
    • the prime minister
    Definition
    (adj) used of the first or originating agent
    Example Sentence
    • prime mover
    Definition
    (adj) of superior grade
    Synonyms : choice , prize , quality , select
    Example Sentence
    • choice wines
    • prime beef
    • prize carnations
    • quality paper
    • select peaches
    Definition
    (adj) of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers
    Example Sentence
    • prime number
    Definition
    (adj) being at the best stage of development
    Synonyms : meridian
    Example Sentence
    • our manhood's prime vigor
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