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Definitions of prime:

part of speech: verb transitive

To prepare for firing, as a gun; to put into good working condition; to instruct as to what must be said; as, to prime a witness with evidence.

part of speech: adjective

First, in order of time, rank, or importance: chief: excellent: original: early.

part of speech: verb transitive

To put powder on the nipple of a firearm: to lay on the first coating of color.

part of speech: adverb


part of speech: adjective

First; original; chief; first in quality or importance; first rate; excellent; early.

part of speech: adjective

First in order of rank, time, or importance; first in excellence; original; early; excellent; not to be divided by any number but itself and one; as, 13 is a prime number.

part of speech: noun

The first part; early morning; the best part; the spring of the year or life; full health and beauty; utmost perfection, as of life.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To serve for the charge of a gun.

part of speech: verb

To put powder in the pan of a firearm; to lay on the first colour in painting; to prepare.

part of speech: noun

The beginning: the dawn: the spring: the best part: the height of perfection.

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