Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun prime

4 senses of prime

Sense 1
prime, prime quantity -- (a number that has no factor but itself and 1)
       => number -- (a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence")

Sense 2
flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush -- (the period of greatest prosperity or productivity)
       => time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")

Sense 3
prime -- (the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.)
       => canonical hour -- ((Roman Catholic Church) one of seven specified times for prayer)

Sense 4
prime, prime of life -- (the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest)
       => adulthood, maturity -- (the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prime

3 senses of prime

Sense 1
prime -- (insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine")
       => fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set -- (make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill")

Sense 2
prime, ground, undercoat -- (cover with a primer; apply a primer to)
       => paint -- (apply paint to; coat with paint; "We painted the rooms yellow")

Sense 3
prime -- (fill with priming liquid; "prime a car engine")
       => fill, fill up, make full -- (make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride")

Antonyms of adj prime

4 of 5 senses of prime

Sense 1
premier (prenominal), prime (prenominal) -- (first in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister")

INDIRECT (VIA first) -> last -- (coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining; "the last time I saw Paris"; "the last day of the month"; "had the last word"; "waited until the last minute"; "he raised his voice in a last supreme call"; "the last game of the season"; "down to his last nickel")

Sense 2
prime (prenominal) -- (used of the first or originating agent; "prime mover")

INDIRECT (VIA first) -> last -- (coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining; "the last time I saw Paris"; "the last day of the month"; "had the last word"; "waited until the last minute"; "he raised his voice in a last supreme call"; "the last game of the season"; "down to his last nickel")

Sense 3
choice, prime (prenominal), prize, quality, select -- (of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches")

INDIRECT (VIA superior) -> inferior -- (of low or inferior quality)

Sense 5
prime, meridian -- (being at the best stage of development; "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning)

INDIRECT (VIA mature) -> immature -- (not yet mature)

Similarity of adj prime

5 senses of prime

Sense 1
premier (prenominal), prime (prenominal) -- (first in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister")
       => first (vs. last) -- (preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training")

Sense 2
prime (prenominal) -- (used of the first or originating agent; "prime mover")
       => first (vs. last) -- (preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training")

Sense 3
choice, prime (prenominal), prize, quality, select -- (of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches")
       => superior (vs. inferior) -- (of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students")

Sense 4
prime -- (of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers; "prime number")

Sense 5
prime, meridian -- (being at the best stage of development; "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning)
       => mature (vs. immature) -- (having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell")

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