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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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