pristine

  • 1 Pristine — (Wien 2008) Pristine ist eine österreichische Alternative Rock Band, die durch Teilnahme am Ö3 Soundcheck und Veröffentlichung ihrer Debütsingle Supernatural im Jahr 2007 bekannt wurde. 2009 musste sich die Band von Pristine in Zealmen umbenennen …

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  • 2 pristine — 1. The usual pronunciation now is pris teen, although the stress varies between the two syllables (and is often placed on the second in AmE). 2. The primary meaning of pristine is that present in Latin pristinus which meant ‘ancient, original’ in …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 Pristine — Pris tine, a. [L. pristinus, akin to prior: cf. F. pristin. See {Prior}, a.] Belonging to the earliest period or state; original; primitive; primeval; as, the pristine state of innocence; the pristine manners of a people; pristine vigor. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 pristine — (adj.) 1530s, pertaining to the earliest period, primitive, ancient, from M.Fr. pristin (fem. pristine), from L. pristinus former, from Old L. pri before (see PRIME (Cf. prime) (adj.)). Meaning unspoiled, untouched, pure is from 1899 (implied in… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 pristine — [pris′tēn΄, pris′tin; pris tēn′; ] chiefly Brit [ pris′tīn΄] adj. [L pristinus, former < OL pri, before: see PRIME] 1. characteristic of the earliest, or an earlier, period or condition; original ☆ 2. still pure; uncorrupted; unspoiled… …

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  • 6 pristine — index initial, original (initial), primordial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 pristine — primeval, primordial, primitive, primal, *primary, prime Analogous words: original, fresh, *new …

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  • 8 pristine — [adj] clean, pure; primeval earliest, early, first, immaculate, intact, natural, original, primal, purified, refined, sanitary, snowy, spotless, stainless, sterile, sterilized, taintless, unadulterated, uncorrupted, undebased, unpolluted,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 pristine — ► ADJECTIVE 1) in its original condition. 2) clean and fresh as if new. ORIGIN Latin pristinus former …

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  • 10 pristine — UK [ˈprɪstiːn] / US [ˈprɪˌstɪn] adjective 1) something that is pristine looks very clean, tidy, or new pristine snow/beaches/lawns in pristine condition: The bike was in pristine condition. 2) something that is pristine involves behaviour that is …

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  • 11 pristine — pris|tine [ prı,stin ] adjective something that is pristine looks very clean, neat, or new: pristine snow/beaches/lawns in pristine condition: The bike was in pristine condition. a. used about someone whose behavior is very moral: a pristine… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 pristine — pris|tine [ˈprısti:n] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: pristinus] 1.) extremely fresh or clean ▪ a pristine white shirt 2.) something that is pristine is in the same condition as when it was first made ▪ The car has been restored to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 pristine — adjective Etymology: Latin pristinus; akin to Latin prior Date: 1534 1. belonging to the earliest period or state ; original < the hypothetical pristine lunar atmosphere > 2. a. not spoiled, corrupted, or polluted (as by civilization) ; pure …

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  • 14 pristine —    does not simply mean sparkling or tidy, but pure and unchanged from an original condition. You might speak of a pristine brook or a Raphael painting in pristine condition, but to describe a tidied closet or freshly laundered shirt as pristine… …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 15 pristine — [[t]prɪ̱stiːn[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Pristine things are extremely clean or new. [FORMAL] Now the house is in pristine condition. ...pristine white shirts. Syn: immaculate …

    English dictionary

  • 16 pristine — adjective extremely fresh or clean: the pristine whiteness of newly fallen snow | in pristine condition (=in the same condition as when it was made): a Volvo in pristine condition …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 pristine — /ˈprɪstin / (say pristeen) adjective 1. so clean as to appear new: pristine white sheets; the house was in pristine condition. 2. of or relating to the earliest period or state; original; primitive. 3. having its original purity. {Latin pristinus …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 pristine — adj. Pristine is used with these nouns: ↑beach, ↑condition, ↑copy, ↑wilderness …

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  • 19 pristine — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. prime, first, dawnlike, primordial; fresh, dewy, pure, virginal, unspoiled. See beginning, oldness. Ant., used, old. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. primitive, initial, primary; see fundamental 1 ,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 pristine — adjective Lurene s clothes are always so pristine Syn: immaculate, perfect, in mint condition, as new, unspoiled, spotless, flawless, clean, fresh, new, virgin, pure, unused Ant: dirty, spoiled …

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