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Definition 1: any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet - [noun denoting animal]

(primate is a kind of ...) mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials

(... is a kind of primate ) large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails

(... is a kind of primate ) primitive primates having large ears and eyes and characterized by nocturnal habits

(... is a kind of primate ) any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)

(... is a kind of primate ) a primate of the family Hominidae

(... is a kind of primate ) a primate of the superfamily Hominoidea

(... is a kind of primate ) any member of the suborder Anthropoidea including monkeys and apes and hominids

(... is a kind of primate ) any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all

(... is a kind of primate ) an ape or monkey

(... is a kind of primate ) nocturnal arboreal primate of Indonesia and the Philippines having huge eyes and digits ending in pads to facilitate climbing; the only primate that spurns all plant material as food living entirely on insects and small vertebrates

(... is a member of primate) an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings

Definition 2: a senior clergyman and dignitary - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for primate in the sense of this definition

(primate is a kind of ...) a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders

(... is an instance of primate) English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)

(... is an instance of primate) prelate who was the confessor of Isabella I and who was later appointed Grand Inquisitor (1436-1517)

(... is an instance of primate) English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)

(... is an instance of primate) French prelate and statesman; principal minister to Louis XIII (1585-1642)

(... is an instance of primate) South African prelate and leader of the antiapartheid struggle (born in 1931)

(... is an instance of primate) Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)

(... is an instance of primate) English prelate and statesman; founded a college at Oxford and Winchester College in Winchester; served as chancellor of England and bishop of Winchester (1324-1404)

(... is an instance of primate) Polish prelate who persuaded the Soviet to allow greater religious freedom in Poland (1901-1981)

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