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prime

 
Adjective prime has 5 senses
  1. premier, prime - first in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister"
    Antonym: last (indirect, via intermediate, first)
    Antonym: intermediate (indirect, via first, last)
  2. prime - used of the first or originating agent; "prime mover"
    Antonym:
    last (indirect, via intermediate, first)
    Antonym: intermediate (indirect, via first, last)
  3. choice, prime, prize, quality, select - of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
    Antonym: inferior (indirect, via superior)
  4. prime - of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers; "prime number"
  5. prime - at the best stage; "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning
    Antonym:
    immature (indirect, via mature)
Noun prime has 4 senses
  1. prime, prime quantity - a number that has no factor but itself and 1
    --1 is a kind of number
    --1 has particulars: prime number
  2. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush - the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    --2 is a kind of time period, period of time, period
    --2 has particulars: golden age
  3. prime - the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.
    --3 is a kind of
    canonical hour
  4. prime, prime of life - the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
    --4 is a kind of adulthood, maturity
Verb prime has 3 senses
  1. prime - insert a primer into (a gun, mine, charge, etc.) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
    --1 is one way to
    fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
    Derived form: noun primer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. prime, ground, undercoat - cover with a primer; apply a primer to
    --2 is one way to paint
    Derived form: noun primer3
    Sample sentence:
    They want to prime the doors
  3. prime - fill with priming liquid; "prime a car engine"
    --3 is one way to
    fill, fill up, make full
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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