HyperDic: prime

English > 12 senses of the word prime:
ADJECTIVEallprime, premierfirst in rank or degree
allprimeused of the first or originating agent
allprime, choice, prize, quality, selectof superior grade
pertprimeof or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers
allprime, meridianbeing at the best stage / stage of development
VERBchangeprimeinsert / insert a primer into (a gun / gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
contactprime, ground, undercoatcover with a primer
changeprimefill with priming liquid / liquid
NOUNquantityprime, prime quantitya number that has no factor but itself and 1
timeprime, flower, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flushthe period of greatest prosperity or productivity
timeprimethe second canonical hour
timeprime, prime of lifethe time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
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English > prime: 12 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFirst in rank or degree.
Example "the prime minister"
Synonympremier
Broaderfirstpreceding all others in time or space or degree
Spanishprimer, primero, principal
Catalanprimer, principal
English > prime: 12 senses > adjective 2
MeaningUsed of the first or originating agent.
Example"prime mover"
Broaderfirstpreceding all others in time or space or degree
Spanishprimer
English > prime: 12 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf superior grade.
Example "prime beef"
Synonymschoice, prize, quality, select
BroadersuperiorOf high or superior quality or performance
Spanishdistinguido, excelente, florido, selecto, superior
Catalandistingit, excel·lent, selecte, superior
English > prime: 12 senses > adjective 4, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers.
Example"prime number"
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Spanishprimo
Nounsprime numberan integer that has no integral factors but itself and 1
English > prime: 12 senses > adjective 5
MeaningAt the best stage / stage of development.
Example"our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning
Synonymmeridian
BroadermatureHaving reached full natural growth or development
English > prime: 12 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA number that has no factor but itself and 1.
Synonymprime quantity
Narrowerprime numberAn integer that has no integral factors but itself and 1
BroadernumberA concept of quantity involving zero and units
English > prime: 12 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningThe period of greatest prosperity or productivity.
Synonymsflower, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush
Narrowergolden ageA time period when some activity or skill was at its peak
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Spanishapogeo, auge, flor
Catalanapogeu, auge
English > prime: 12 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningThe second canonical hour; about 6 a.m..
Broadercanonical hour(Roman Catholic Church) one of seven specified times for prayer
English > prime: 12 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningThe time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest.
Synonymprime of life
Broaderadulthood, maturityThe period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
English > prime: 12 senses > verb 1, change
Meaninginsert / insert a primer into (a gun / gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "prime a cannon"
  • "prime a mine"
Broaderfix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Spanishformarse, formar, prepararse, preparar
Catalanformar-se, formar, preparar-se, preparar
Nounsprimerany igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
English > prime: 12 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningCover with a primer; apply a primer to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey want to prime the doors
Synonymsground, undercoat
Broaderpaintapply paint to
Spanishimprimar, preparar, solar
Nounsprimerthe first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
English > prime: 12 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningFill with priming liquid / liquid.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"prime a car engine"
Broaderfill, fill up, make fullmake full, also in a metaphorical sense
Spanishcebar
Catalanencebar, engegar

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