Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of prime | Another word for prime | What is prime?

Definition 1: a natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for prime in the sense of this definition

(prime is a kind of ...) a concept of quantity involving zero and units

"every number has a unique position in the sequence"

(... is a kind of prime ) an integer that has no integral factors but itself and 1

Definition 2: the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for prime in the sense of this definition

(prime is a kind of ...) the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed

Definition 3: the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m. - [noun denoting time]

(prime is a kind of ...) (Roman Catholic Church) one of seven specified times for prayer

Definition 4: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for prime in the sense of this definition

(prime is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of prime ) a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak

"it was the golden age of cinema"

Definition 5: insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing - [verb of change]

Samples where prime or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • prime a cannon
  • prime a mine

(prime is a kind of ...) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

"Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

Definition 6: fill with priming liquid - [verb of change]

Samples where prime or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • prime a car engine

(prime is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

Definition 7: cover with a primer; apply a primer to - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for prime in the sense of this definition

(prime is a kind of ...) apply paint to; coat with paint

"We painted the rooms yellow"

Definition 8: of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where prime or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • prime number

(prime belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 9: being at the best stage of development - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prime or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our manhood's prime vigor

Synonyms for prime in the sense of this definition

(prime is similar to ...) having reached full natural growth or development

"a mature cell"

Definition 10: of superior grade - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prime or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • choice wines
  • prime beef
  • prize carnations
  • quality paper
  • select peaches

Synonyms for prime in the sense of this definition

(prime is similar to ...) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

Definition 11: used of the first or originating agent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prime or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • prime mover

(prime is similar to ...) preceding all others in time or space or degree

"the first house on the right" "the first day of spring" "his first political race" "her first baby" "the first time" "the first meetings of the new party" "the first phase of his training"

Definition 12: first in rank or degree - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prime or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an architect of premier rank
  • the prime minister

Synonyms for prime in the sense of this definition

(prime is similar to ...) preceding all others in time or space or degree

"the first house on the right" "the first day of spring" "his first political race" "her first baby" "the first time" "the first meetings of the new party" "the first phase of his training"

More words

Another word for primaxin

Another word for primatology

Another word for primateship

Another word for primates

Another word for primate

Another word for prime factor

Another word for prime interest rate

Another word for prime meridian

Another word for prime minister

Another word for prime mover


Other word for prime mover

prime mover meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce prime mover