prime[ prahym ]SEE DEFINITION OF prime
Synonyms for prime
- best days
Antonyms for prime
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRIME
The prime necessity was to save her, Mary, from the toils of the law that were closing around her.
Look at the case of the "Hyena," as he was called in his prime.
Fuel consumption is a prime factor in the production of engine power.
He had been suddenly awakened: and he was in the prime of life.
The Prime Minister sent for Sacco, and they had a talk together.
The brilliant but profligate Buckingham is retained as prime minister.
Is it true, that the Count is to be prime minister of the Prince of ——?
Do you refer to that speech by the Prime Minister of Austria a week or two ago?
Why Venus ever in her prime, but because of her affinity with me?
I am past my prime, young sir, and may well resign the palm of strength to you.
late 14c., "first in order," from Latin primus "first, the first, first part," figuratively "chief, principal; excellent, distinguished, noble" (source also of Italian and Spanish primo), from pre-Italic *prismos, superlative of PIE *preis- "before," from root *per- (1) "beyond, through" (see per).
Meaning "first in importance" is from 1610s in English; that of "first-rate" is from 1620s. Arithmetical sense (e.g. prime number) is from 1560s; prime meridian is from 1878. Prime time originally (c.1500) meant "spring time;" broadcasting sense of "peak tuning-in period" is attested from 1961.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRIME
- beyond compare
- number 1
- sans pareil
- second to none