- a first public performance or showing of a play, opera, film, etc.
- the leading woman, as in a drama.
- to present publicly for the first time: to premiere a new foreign film.
- to have the first public showing: It will premiere at the Arcadia Theater.
- to perform publicly for the first time, as in a particular role, entertainment medium, etc.: When does he premiere as Hamlet?
- first; initial; principal: a premiere showing; the premiere attraction of the evening.
Origin of premiere
Examples from the Web for premiere
Their solidified friendship is one of the most touching details of the premiere, but it also puts Branson in a tricky predicament.
Lady Rose is also rather subdued in the premiere, which is a pity.
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Despite the excitement of the premiere, Janet and Helen were up early.
Helen scanned a morning paper for an account of the premiere.
Miss Rennsdale was beautiful; she danced like a premiere; she had every charm but age.Penrod
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- the first public performance of a film, play, opera, etc
- the leading lady in a theatre company
- to give or be the first public performance of
Word Origin and History for premiere
1889, "first performance of a play," from French première, in phrase première représentation, from fem. of Old French premier "first" (see premier). The verb is recorded from 1940.