Synonyms for (noun) primary

Synonyms: primary, primary election

Definition: a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen

Similar words: election

Definition: a vote to select the winner of a position or political office

Usage: the results of the election will be announced tonight


Synonyms: primary, primary feather, primary quill

Definition: one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing

Similar words: quill, quill feather, pinion, flight feather

Definition: any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird


Synonyms: primary, primary coil, primary winding

Definition: coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit

Usage: current through the primary coil induces current in the secondary coil

Similar words: coil

Definition: reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit


Synonyms: primary

Definition: (astronomy) a celestial body (especially a star) relative to other objects in orbit around it

Similar words: heavenly body, celestial body

Definition: natural objects visible in the sky

Synonyms for (adjective) primary

Synonyms: primary

Definition: not derived from or reducible to something else; basic

Usage: a primary instinct

Similar words: underived

Definition: not derived; primary or simple


Synonyms: basal, primary

Definition: of primary importance

Similar words: essential

Definition: basic and fundamental

Usage: the essential feature


Synonyms: main, master, chief, primary, principal

Definition: most important element

Usage: the chief aim of living; the main doors were of solid glass; the principal rivers of America; the principal example; policemen were primary targets; the master bedroom; a master switch

Similar words: important, of import

Definition: of great significance or value

Usage: important people; the important questions of the day


Synonyms: primary

Definition: of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary

Usage: primary goals; a primary effect; primary sources; a primary interest

Similar words: capital

Definition: of primary importance

Usage: our capital concern was to avoid defeat


Similar words: direct

Definition: being an immediate result or consequence

Usage: a direct result of the accident


Similar words: firsthand

Definition: received directly from a source

Usage: firsthand information


Similar words: first-string

Definition: being a regular member of a team

Usage: first-string players


Similar words: original

Definition: (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary

Usage: his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources


Similar words: particular, special

Definition: first and most important

Usage: his special interest is music; she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work


Synonyms: elemental, elementary, primary

Definition: of or being the essential or basic part

Usage: an elementary need for love and nurturing

Similar words: basic

Definition: pertaining to or constituting a base or basis

Usage: a basic fact; the basic ingredients; basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities