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1. prime

adjective. ['ˈpraɪm'] first in rank or degree.

Synonyms

  • premier

Antonyms

  • ill health
  • poor

Etymology

  • prime (French)
  • primus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Prime

  • clothestime
  • anticrime
  • part-time
  • sublime
  • onetime
  • slime
  • grime
  • crime
  • climb
  • time
  • thyme
  • syme
  • sime
  • seim
  • rhyme
  • mime
  • lyme
  • lime
  • kime
  • hime
  • heim
  • haim
  • dime
  • chime
  • beim
  • i'm

How do you pronounce prime?

Pronounce prime as praɪm.

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Sentences with prime


1. Adjective
Choice and select cuts contain less fat than prime cuts.

2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Then prime it for an additional layer of protection, whether you plan to paint it or not.

Quotes about prime


1. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Dalai Lama

2. I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer. A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young... he killed himself in the prime of his life.
- Gustav Mahler

3. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them
- Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

2. prime

adjective. ['ˈpraɪm'] used of the first or originating agent.

Antonyms

  • uneven

Etymology

  • prime (French)
  • primus (Latin)

3. prime

adjective. ['ˈpraɪm'] of superior grade.

Synonyms

  • quality
  • superior
  • select
  • prize

Antonyms

  • minimum
  • maximum
  • nondevelopment
  • regulation time

Etymology

  • prime (French)
  • primus (Latin)

4. prime

noun. ['ˈpraɪm'] a number that has no factor but itself and 1.

Synonyms

  • prime number
  • number

Antonyms

  • time off
  • downtime
  • overtime

Etymology

  • prime (French)
  • primus (Latin)

5. prime

verb. ['ˈpraɪm'] insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • ready
  • prepare
  • gear up
  • set up

Antonyms

  • blur
  • desynchronise
  • winterize
  • summerize

Etymology

  • prime (French)
  • primus (Latin)

6. prime

noun. ['ˈpraɪm'] the period of greatest prosperity or productivity.

Synonyms

  • flush
  • bloom
  • peak
  • golden age
  • flower
  • heyday
  • efflorescence
  • period of time
  • period
  • time period

Antonyms

  • pressurize
  • depressurise
  • pressurise
  • depressurize

Etymology

  • prime (French)
  • primus (Latin)

7. prime

verb. ['ˈpraɪm'] cover with a primer; apply a primer to.

Synonyms

  • paint
  • undercoat

Antonyms

  • unready
  • disarranged
  • soft

Etymology

  • prime (French)
  • primus (Latin)

8. prime

adjective. ['ˈpraɪm'] being at the best stage of development.

Synonyms

  • meridian

Antonyms

  • bottom out
  • fall

Etymology

  • prime (French)
  • primus (Latin)

9. prime

noun. ['ˈpraɪm'] the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m..

Antonyms

  • disarrange

Etymology

  • prime (French)
  • primus (Latin)

10. prime

noun. ['ˈpraɪm'] the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest.

Synonyms

  • adulthood
  • prime of life

Antonyms

  • day
  • night
  • middle

Etymology

  • prime (French)
  • primus (Latin)
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