Primeadjective

First in importance, degree, or rank.

‘Our prime concern here is to keep the community safe.’;

Zenithnoun

(astronomy) The point in the sky vertically above a given position or observer; the point in the celestial sphere opposite the nadir.

Primeadjective

First in time, order, or sequence.

‘Both the English and French governments established prime meridians in their capitals.’;

Zenithnoun

(astronomy) The highest point in the sky reached by a celestial body.

Primeadjective

First in excellence, quality, or value.

‘This is a prime location for a bookstore.’;

Zenithnoun

(by extension) Highest point or state; peak.

Primeadjective

Having exactly two integral factors: itself and unity (1 in the case of integers).

‘Thirteen is a prime number.’;

Zenithnoun

That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens directly overhead; - opposed to nadir.

‘From mornTo noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve,A summer's day; and with the setting sunDropped from the zenith, like a falling star.’;

Primeadjective

Such that if it divides a product, it divides one of the multiplicands.

Zenithnoun

hence, figuratively, the point of culmination; the greatest height; the height of success or prosperity.

‘I find my zenith doth depend uponA most auspicious star.’; ‘This dead of midnight is the noon of thought,And wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars.’; ‘It was during those civil troubles . . . this aspiring family reached the zenith.’;

Primeadjective

(mathematics) Having its complement closed under multiplication: said only of ideals.

Zenithnoun

the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected

Primeadjective

Marked or distinguished by the prime symbol.

Zenithnoun

the time at which something is most powerful or successful

‘in 1977, punk was at its zenith’;

Primeadjective

Early; blooming; being in the first stage.

Zenithnoun

the point in the sky or celestial sphere directly above an observer.

Primeadjective

(obsolete) Lecherous, lewd, lustful.

Zenithnoun

the highest point reached by a given celestial object

‘the sun was well past the zenith’;

Primenoun

(historical) The first hour of daylight; the first canonical hour.

Zenith

The zenith is an imaginary point directly a particular location, on the imaginary celestial sphere. means in the vertical direction (plumb line) opposite to the gravity direction at that location (nadir).

‘above’; ‘Above’;

Primenoun

(Christianity) The religious service appointed to this hour.

Primenoun

(obsolete) The early morning generally.

Primenoun

The earliest stage of something.

Primenoun

The most active, thriving, or successful stage or period.

Primenoun

The chief or best individual or part.

Primenoun

(music) The first note or tone of a musical scale.

Primenoun

(fencing) The first defensive position, with the sword hand held at head height, and the tip of the sword at head height.

Primenoun

A prime element of a mathematical structure, particularly a prime number.

‘3 is a prime.’;

Primenoun

(card games) A four-card hand containing one card of each suit in the game of primero; the opposite of a flush in poker.

Primenoun

(backgammon) Six consecutive blocks, which prevent the opponent's pieces from passing.

‘I'm threatening to build a prime here.’;

Primenoun

The symbol ′ used to indicate feet, minutes, derivation and other measures and mathematical operations.

Primenoun

Any number expressing the combining weight or equivalent of any particular element; so called because these numbers were respectively reduced to their lowest relative terms on the fixed standard of hydrogen as 1.

Primenoun

An inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal system.

Primenoun

(obsolete) The priming in a flintlock.

Primenoun

(cycling) An intermediate sprint within a race, usually offering a prize and/or points.

Primeverb

(transitive) To prepare a mechanism for its main work.

‘You'll have to press this button twice to prime the fuel pump.’;

Primeverb

(transitive) To apply a coat of primer paint to.

‘I need to prime these handrails before we can apply the finish coat.’;

Primeverb

To be renewed.

Primeverb

(intransitive) To serve as priming for the charge of a gun.

Primeverb

To work so that foaming occurs from too violent ebullition, which causes water to become mixed with, and be carried along with, the steam that is formed.

Primeverb

To apply priming to (a musket or cannon); to apply a primer to (a metallic cartridge).

Primeverb

To prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to coach.

‘to prime a witness’; ‘The boys are primed for mischief.’;

Primeverb

To trim or prune.

‘to prime trees’;

Primeverb

(math) To mark with a prime mark.

Primeadjective

First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary.

‘She was not the prime cause, but I myself.’;

Primeadjective

First in rank, degree, dignity, authority, or importance; as, prime minister.

Primeadjective

First in excellence; of highest quality; as, prime wheat; a prime quality of cloth.

Primeadjective

Early; blooming; being in the first stage.

‘His starry helm, unbuckled, showed him primeIn manhood where youth ended.’;

Primeadjective

Lecherous; lustful; lewd.

Primeadjective

Marked or distinguished by a mark (´) called a prime mark.

Primeadjective

Divisible by no number except itself or unity; as, 7 is a prime number.

Primenoun

The first part; the earliest stage; the beginning or opening, as of the day, the year, etc.; hence, the dawn; the spring.

‘In the very prime of the world.’; ‘Hope waits upon the flowery prime.’;

Primenoun

The spring of life; youth; hence, full health, strength, or beauty; perfection.

Primenoun

That which is first in quantity; the most excellent portion; the best part.

‘Give him always of the prime.’;

Primenoun

The morning; specifically (R. C. Ch.), the first canonical hour, succeeding to lauds.

‘Early and late it rung, at evening and at prime.’; ‘They sleep till that it was pryme large.’;

Primenoun

The first of the chief guards.

Primenoun

Any number expressing the combining weight or equivalent of any particular element; - so called because these numbers were respectively reduced to their lowest relative terms on the fixed standard of hydrogen as 1.

Primenoun

A prime number. See under Prime, a.

Primenoun

An inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal system; - denoted by [´]. See 2d Inch, n., 1.

Primeverb

To apply priming to, as a musket or a cannon; to apply a primer to, as a metallic cartridge.

Primeverb

To lay the first color, coating, or preparation upon (a surface), as in painting; as, to prime a canvas, a wall.

Primeverb

To prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to post; to coach; as, to prime a witness; the boys are primed for mischief.

Primeverb

To trim or prune, as trees.

Primeverb

To mark with a prime mark.

Primeverb

To be renewed, or as at first.

‘Night's bashful empress, though she often wane,As oft repeats her darkness, primes again.’;

Primeverb

To serve as priming for the charge of a gun.

Primeverb

To work so that foaming occurs from too violent ebullition, which causes water to become mixed with, and be carried along with, the steam that is formed; - said of a steam boiler.

Primenoun

a number that has no factor but itself and 1

Primenoun

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Primenoun

the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.

Primenoun

the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest

Primeverb

insert a primer into (a gun, mine, charge, etc.) preparatory to detonation or firing;

‘prime a cannon’; ‘prime a mine’;

Primeverb

cover with a primer; apply a primer to

Primeverb

fill with priming liquid;

‘prime a car engine’;

Primeadjective

first in rank or degree;

‘an architect of premier rank’; ‘the prime minister’;

Primeadjective

used of the first or originating agent;

‘prime mover’;

Primeadjective

of superior grade;

‘choice wines’; ‘prime beef’; ‘prize carnations’; ‘quality paper’; ‘select peaches’;

Primeadjective

of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers;

‘prime number’;

Primeadjective

at the best stage;

‘our manhood's prime vigor’;