## prime

noun

### 1 prime

A natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself.

*synonym:* prime quantity.

Roget 84: number, symbol, numeral, figure, cipher, digit, integer; counter; round number; formula; function; series. sum, difference, ... show more

Roget 125:
morning,
morn,
forenoon,
a. m.,
prime,
dawn,
daybreak;
dayspring^{†},
foreday^{†},
sunup;
peep of day,
break of day;
aurora;
first blush of the morning, ... show more

### 2 prime

The period of greatest prosperity or productivity.

*synonyms:* bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flower, flush, heyday, peak.

Roget 648:
goodness
*etc.*
*adj.;*
excellence,
merit;
virtue
*etc.*
**944**;
value,
worth,
price.
super-excellence,
supereminence;
superiority
... show more

Dutch: bloeiperiode, bloeitijd, hoogtijdagen

Polish: szczyt

### 3 prime

The second canonical hour; about 6 a.m..

Polish: pryma

### 4 prime

The time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest.

*synonym:* prime of life.

verb

### 1 prime

Insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing.

Roget 673:
prepare;
get ready,
make ready;
make preparations,
**
**
settle preliminaries,
get up,
sound the note of preparation.
set in order,
put in order
*etc.*
*(arrange)*
**60**;
forecast
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### 2 prime

Cover with a primer; apply a primer to.

Roget 537:
teach,
instruct,
educate,
edify,
school,
tutor;
cram,
prime,
coach;
enlighten
*etc.*
*(inform)*
**527**.
inculcate, ... show more

Dutch: gronden

### 3 prime

Fill with priming liquid.

adjective

### 1 prime

First in rank or degree:

— The prime minister.

*synonym:* premier.

Roget 84:
numeral,
complementary,
divisible,
aliquot,
reciprocal,
prime,
relatively prime,
fractional,
decimal,
figurate^{†},
incommensurable.
proportional,
exponential,
logarithmic, ... show more

Roget 124:
old,
ancient,
antique;
of long standing,
time-honored,
venerable;
elder,
eldest;
firstborn.
prime;
primitive,
primeval,
primigenous^{†};
paleolontological, ... show more

Roget 132:
early,
prime,
forward;
prompt
*etc.*
*(active)*
**682**;
summary.
premature,
precipitate,
precocious;
prevenient^{†},
anticipatory;
rath^{†}. ... show more

Roget 642:
important;
of importance
*etc.*
*n.;*
momentous,
material;
to the point;
not to be overlooked,
not to be despised,
not to be sneezed at;
egregious;
weighty
*etc.*
*(influential)* ... show more

### 2 prime

Used of the first or originating agent.

### 3 prime

Of superior grade:

— Prime beef.

*synonyms:* choice, prize, quality, select.

Roget 648:
harmless,
hurtless^{†};
unobnoxious^{†},
innocuous,
innocent,
inoffensive.
beneficial,
valuable,
of value;
serviceable
*etc.*
*(useful)*
**644**;
advantageous, ... show more

Polish: doborowy, wyborowy

### 4 prime

Of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers.

### 5 prime

Being at the best stage of development:

— Our manhood's prime vigor.

*synonym:* meridian.

Moby thesaurus: Eastertide, Mass, Maytime, abecedarian, aboriginal, acme, admirable, adolescence, adulthood, adultness, advise, age of consent, algorismic, algorithmic, aliquot, all-absorbing, alpha, ancestral, antecedent, antenatal ... show more.

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