- prime number.
- one of the equal parts into which a unit is primarily divided.
- the mark (′) indicating such a division: a, a′.
- unison(def 2).
- (in a scale) the tonic or keynote.
verb (used with object), primed, prim·ing.
verb (used without object), primed, prim·ing.
Words nearby prime
Origin of prime
SYNONYMS FOR prime
OTHER WORDS FROM prime
Examples from the Web for primest
With a different kind of food at each meal, and all of the primest quality, we ought to grow fat.The Search for the Silver City|James Otis
Primest lark of all 'll be the sneakin' about an' keepin' quiet.The Lost Prince|Frances Hodgson Burnett
I want greatly to see you: I'm not sure that it is not one of my primest objects in my journey.Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II (of II)|Edmund Downey
This is considered the primest piece for roasting; also makes the finest steaks.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)|Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Gas and ventilation, drainage and water-service, all of the primest quality.Hard Times|Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for primest
- having no factors except itself or onex² + x + 3 is a prime polynomial
- (foll by to) having no common factors (with)20 is prime to 21
- the tonic of a scale
Derived forms of primeprimely, adverbprimeness, noun
Word Origin for prime
Idioms and Phrases with primest
In addition to the idioms beginning with prime
- prime mover
- prime of life
- prime the pump
- past one's prime