Meaning of prime

Definition of prime

(adj) first in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister"
used of the first or originating agent; "prime mover"
of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers; "prime number"
being at the best stage of development; "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning
(noun) a natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself
the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.
the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
(verb) insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
cover with a primer; apply a primer to
fill with priming liquid; "prime a car engine"

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