Synonyms of prime


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"


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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Definition and meaning of prime (Dictionary)