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Overview of noun prime

The noun prime has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) prime, prime quantity

(a number that has no factor but itself and 1)

2. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush

(the period of greatest prosperity or productivity)

3. prime

(the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.)

4. prime, prime of life

(the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest)


Overview of verb prime

The verb prime has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) prime

(insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine")

2. prime, ground, undercoat

(cover with a primer; apply a primer to)

3. prime

(fill with priming liquid; "prime a car engine")


Overview of adj prime

The adj prime has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (6) premier, prime

(first in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister")

2. (3) prime

(used of the first or originating agent; "prime mover")

3. (2) choice, prime, prize, quality, select

(of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches")

4. prime

(of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers; "prime number")

5. prime, meridian

(being at the best stage of development; "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning)

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