- 1. prime, prime quantity, number
- usage: a number that has no factor but itself and 1
- 2. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush, time period, period of time, period
- usage: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
- 3. prime, canonical hour
- usage: the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.
- 4. prime, prime of life, adulthood, maturity
- usage: the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
- 1. prime, fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
- usage: insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
- 2. prime, ground, undercoat, paint
- usage: cover with a primer; apply a primer to
- 3. prime, fill, fill up, make full
- usage: fill with priming liquid; "prime a car engine"
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- 1. premier(prenominal), prime(prenominal), first (vs. last)
- usage: first in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister"
- 2. prime(prenominal), first (vs. last)
- usage: used of the first or originating agent; "prime mover"
- 3. choice, prime(prenominal), prize, quality, select, superior (vs. inferior)
- usage: of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
- 4. prime
- usage: of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers; "prime number"
- 5. prime, meridian, mature (vs. immature)
- usage: being at the best stage of development; "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning
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