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Adjective
/prīm/,
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Of first importance; main,
  1. Of first importance; main
    • - her prime concern is the well-being of the patient
  2. From which another thing may derive or proceed
    • - Diogenes' conclusion that air is the prime matter
  3. Of the best possible quality; excellent
    • - a prime site in the center of Indianapolis
    • - prime cuts of meat
  4. Having all the expected or typical characteristics of something
    • - the novel is a prime example of the genre
  5. Most suitable or likely
    • - it's the prime contender for best comedy of the year
  6. (of a number) Evenly divisible only by itself and one (e.g., 2, 3, 5, 7, 11)

  7. (of two or more numbers in relation to each other) Having no common factor but one

Verb
  1. Make (something) ready for use or action, in particular

  2. Prepare (a firearm or explosive device) for firing or detonation

  3. Cover (wood, canvas, or metal) with a preparatory coat of paint in order to prevent the absorption of subsequent layers of paint

  4. Pour or spray liquid into (a pump) before starting in order to seal the moving parts and facilitate its operation

  5. Inject extra fuel into (the cylinder or carburetor of an internal combustion engine) in order to facilitate starting

  6. (of a steam engine or its boiler) Mix water with the steam being passed into the cylinder

  7. Serve as a starting material for (a polymerization process)

  8. Prepare (someone) for a situation or task, typically by supplying them with relevant information
    • - the sentries had been primed to admit him without challenge
Noun
  1. A state or time of greatest strength, vigor, or success in a person's life
    • - you're in the prime of life
    • - he wasn't elderly, but clearly past his prime
  2. The beginning or first period of something
    • - the prime of the world
  3. A service forming part of the Divine Office, traditionally said (or chanted) at the first hour of the day (i.e., 6 a.m.), but now little used

  4. This time of day

  5. A prime number

  6. A symbol (ʹ) written after a letter or symbol as a distinguishing mark or after a figure as a symbol for minutes or feet

  7. The first of eight standard parrying positions


  1. a number that has no factor but itself and 1
  2. insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
  3. premier(a): first in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister"
  4. cover with a primer; apply a primer to
  5. flower: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
  6. prime(a): used of the first or originating agent; "prime mover"
  7. A prime number (or a prime) is a natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself. ...
  8. TVtropolis is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel owned by Canwest Media Inc. and Rogers Media.
  9. Prime is a superhero created by Bob Jacob, Gerard Jones, Len Strazewski, and Norm Breyfogle. He debuted in Prime #1 under Malibu Comics' Ultraverse imprint, and was one of its flagship characters along with Mantra and Hardcase . The character design was credited to Bret Blevins. ...
  10. Prime is a 2005 American romantic comedy film starring Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep and Bryan Greenberg. It was written and directed by Ben Younger. The film has grossed $67,937,503 worldwide.
  11. Prime, or the First Hour, is a fixed time of prayer of the traditional Divine Office (Canonical Hours), said at the first hour of daylight (approximately 6:00 a.m.), between the morning Hour of Lauds and the 9 a.m. Hour of Terce. ...
  12. Prime is the seventh national free-to-air television station in New Zealand. The station airs a mixed group of programmes, largely imported from Australia, the UK and the United States, as well as free-to-air rugby union, cricket and rugby league matches.
  13. One of the daily offices of prayer of the Western Church, associated with the early morning (typically 6 a.m. ...
  14. (Primeness) A polynomial matrix P is left prime if it has full row rank everywhere in the complex plane. It is right prime if it has full column rank everywhere in the complex plane.
  15. (Primes) Metal products, such as sheet and plate, of the highest quality and free from visible surface defects.
  16. (Primes) Hard-compound tires. See Options.
  17. (primes) (pronounced preems) – points or prizes awarded for a specific lap in a criterium
  18. To coat a substrate prior to the application of paint or adhesive. A primer coat prevents subsequent coats of paint or adhesive from being absorbed. The process is intended to improve the performance and life of the product.
  19. In painting, a first layer of paint or sizing applied to a surface that is to be painted.
  20. The Prime Material Plane or someone from that plane. Also a single prime-material world.
  21. Charge of liquid required to begin pumping action when liquid source is lower than pump. Held in pump by a foot valve on the intake line or by a valve or chamber within the pump.
  22. Refers to property which is the best in terms of rentals, location, etc.
  23. An animal which exhibits ideal condition of flesh and coat.
  24. The lowest rate a financial institution charges its best customers.
  25. Prime borrowers have good to excellent credit histories, typically with a FICO score of 650 or more.