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