- of first importance; main；from which another thing may derive or proceed
- a state or time of greatest strength, vigor, or success in a person's life；the beginning or first period of something
noun: prime, plural noun: primes
- 1. of first importance; main her prime concern is the well-being of the patient 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ from which another thing may derive or proceed Diogenes' conclusion that air is the prime matter
- 2. of the best possible quality; excellent prime cuts of meat a prime site in the center of Indianapolis 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ having all the expected or typical characteristics of something the novel is a prime example of the genre 同義詞
- ▪ most suitable or likely it's the prime contender for best comedy of the year
- 3. (of a number) evenly divisible only by itself and one (e.g., 2, 3, 5, 7, 11).
- ▪ (of two or more numbers in relation to each other) having no common factor but one a congruence whose modulus is a number prime to
- 1. a state or time of greatest strength, vigor, or success in a person's life you're in the prime of life he wasn't elderly, but clearly past his prime
- ▪ archaic the beginning or first period of something the prime of the world
- 2. a service forming part of the Divine Office, traditionally said (or chanted) at the first hour of the day (i.e., 6 a.m.), but now little used.
- 3. a prime number.
- 4. a symbol (ʹ) written after a letter or symbol as a distinguishing mark or after a figure as a symbol for minutes or feet.
- 5. the first of eight standard parrying positions.
- 6. short for prime rate