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prime

prime

 
pronunciation:
praIm
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: first in importance.
Sugar was the prime export of Hawaii for many years.
synonyms:
chief, dominant, key, main, paramount, premier, primary, principal
antonyms:
secondary, subordinate
similar words:
cardinal, first, foremost, important, lead, major, supreme, top
definition 2: first in choice or value.
We had prime seats in the front row.
synonyms:
choice, first-rate, quality, superlative
antonyms:
inferior, secondary
similar words:
best, excellent, exceptional, principal, superior, supreme, top
definition 3: not possible to be divided evenly by any whole number except itself and one.
Seven is a prime number.
similar words:
indivisible
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the time in a life or career when a person is at his or her best.
Many athletes are past their prime when they reach the age of thirty.
synonyms:
peak, zenith
similar words:
climax, flower, height, perfection, pink, top
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: primed, primes, priming
definition: to make ready or prepare.
He primed the pump by forcing the air out of it.
synonyms:
prepare, ready
similar words:
adapt, adjust, arrange, condition, educate, groom
derivation: primeness (n.)
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