prime

  • 1 prime — 1. (pri m ) adj.    Mot ancien qui signifiait premier, et qui n est plus usité seul ; on s en sert encore dans les locutions suivantes. 1°   De prime abord, en premier lieu. •   De prime abord sont par la bonne dame Expédiés tous les péchés menus …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 2 Prime — can refer to: * Prime number, an integer greater than 1 which is only divisible by 1 and itself * Prime (symbol), the ′ mark ** 3′ end and 5′ end ( three prime end , five prime end ) in biochemistry * Prime (liturgy), a liturgical office (service …

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  • 3 Prime — Prime, a. [F., fr. L. primus first, a superl. corresponding to the compar. prior former. See {Prior}, a., {Foremost}, {Former}, and cf. {Prim}, a., {Primary}, {Prince}.] 1. First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary. Prime… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Prime — • Article on the office of Prime, now suppressed Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Prime     Prime     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 5 Prime — Prime, n. 1. The first part; the earliest stage; the beginning or opening, as of the day, the year, etc.; hence, the dawn; the spring. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] In the very prime of the world. Hooker. [1913 Webster] Hope waits upon the flowery… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 prime-1 — [ˌpraɪm ˈwʌn] noun [singular] FINANCE a rating given by some credit showing that the risk of non payment of a loan etc is very low. Prime 1 is the best rating, followed by prime 2 and prime 3: • Moody s assigned their top ratings prime 1 and A 1… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 prime — [prīm] adj. [ME < MFr < L primus, first < OL pri, before < IE base * per , beyond > FAR, FIRST] 1. first in time; original; primitive; primary 2. first in rank or authority; chief [the prime minister] 3. first in importance or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 PRIME — (Privacy and Identity Management for Europe / Datenschutz und Identitätsmanagement für Europa) ist der Name eines Projektes innerhalb des 6. EU Rahmenprogramms. Der Start des PRIME Projektes fand in Brunnen, Schweiz, vom 8. bis 12. März 2004… …

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  • 9 prime — PRIME. s. f. La premiere des heures Canoniales. Chanter Prime. assister à Prime. Il se dit aussi d une sorte de Jeu aux cartes. Il y a deux sortes de prime. la grand prime. la petite prime. cartes de prime. joüer à la prime. il a perdu son argent …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 10 prime — 1 n 1: prime rate 2: general contractor prime 2 vt primed, prim·ing: to have priority over a perfected security …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 Prime-2 — Prime 1/Prime 2/Prime 3 ► FINANCE a rating (= measurement of how good something is) given to a loan to show how much of a risk there is that the loan will not be paid back. A Prime 1 rating means that the risk is very low. A Prime 2 or Prime 3… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 Prime-3 — Prime 1/Prime 2/Prime 3 ► FINANCE a rating (= measurement of how good something is) given to a loan to show how much of a risk there is that the loan will not be paid back. A Prime 1 rating means that the risk is very low. A Prime 2 or Prime 3… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 Prime — Prime, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Primed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Priming}.] [From {Prime}, a.] 1. To apply priming to, as a musket or a cannon; to apply a primer to, as a metallic cartridge. [1913 Webster] 2. To lay the first color, coating, or preparation… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 primé — primé, ée 1. (pri mé, mée) part. passé de primer1. Sur qui on a l avantage. •   Ainsi de tous côtés primé par un rival, CORN. Veuve, II, 5. primé, ée 2. (primé, mée) part. passé de primer2. Qui a reçu une prime. Un ch …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 prime — prime; prime·ly; prime·ness; un·prime; sub·prime; …

    English syllables

  • 16 prime — Ⅰ. prime [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) of first importance; main. 2) of the best possible quality; excellent. 3) (of a number) divisible only by itself and one (e.g. 2, 3, 5, 7). ► NOUN 1) a time of greatest vigour or success in a person s life. 2) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 Prime — Prime, v. i. 1. To be renewed, or as at first. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Night s bashful empress, though she often wane, As oft repeats her darkness, primes again. Quarles. [1913 Webster] 2. To serve as priming for the charge of a gun. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 Prime — (v. lat.), 1) so v.w. Prima; 2) das erste Stundengebet od. die zweite kanonische Stunde; 3) beim Stoßfechten die erste Position, beim Hiebfechten ein Hieb, s. u. Fechtkunst II. E); 4) in der Musik der erste Ton einer Octave; dann ein Intervall… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 19 Prime — (Prim, lat. prima), in der Musik der zum Ausgangspunkt einer Intervall oder Akkordbestimmung genommene Ton; als Bestimmung des Verhältnisses zweier Töne der Einklang (unisono, reine P.); eine übermäßige P. entsteht, wenn neben der reinen P. der… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 20 Prime — (lat., »die Erste«); der erste Ton einer Oktavenreihe; die erste Stimme, Geige etc.; in Klöstern die erste Betstunde (s. Horen); in der Fechtkunst: Kopfhieb; beim Buchdruck: die mit der ersten Seite eines Bogens anfangende, mit Signatur und Norm… …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon