"prime" in the noun sense
1. prime, prime quantity
a natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself
2. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
the second canonical hour about 6 a.m.
4. prime, prime of life
the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
"prime" in the verb sense
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
fill with priming liquid
"prime a car engine"
"prime" in the adjective sense
1. premier, prime
first in rank or degree
"an architect of premier rank"
"the prime minister"
used of the first or originating agent
3. choice, prime, prize, quality, select
of superior grade
of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers
5. prime, meridian
being at the best stage of development
"our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning
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