Definitions for prime

Definitions for (noun) prime

Main entry: prime, prime quantity

Definition: a number that has no factor but itself and 1

Main entry: prime, prime of life

Definition: the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest

Main entry: prime

Definition: the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.

Main entry: peak, prime, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, heyday, flower, flush

Definition: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Definitions for (verb) prime

Main entry: prime

Definition: insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing

Usage: prime a cannon; prime a mine

Main entry: prime

Definition: fill with priming liquid

Usage: prime a car engine

Main entry: undercoat, prime, ground

Definition: cover with a primer; apply a primer to

Definitions for (adj) prime

Main entry: premier, prime

Definition: first in rank or degree

Usage: an architect of premier rank; the prime minister

Main entry: prime

Definition: used of the first or originating agent

Usage: prime mover

Main entry: prime, meridian

Definition: being at the best stage of development

Usage: our manhood's prime vigor- Robert Browning

Main entry: choice, select, prime, prize, quality

Definition: of superior grade

Usage: choice wines; prime beef; prize carnations; quality paper; select peaches

Main entry: prime

Definition: of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers

Usage: prime number

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