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prime1 US English

Of first importance; main

prime2 US English

Make (something) ready for use or action, in particular

prime rib US English

A roast or steak cut from the seven ribs immediately before the loin

prime cost US English

The direct cost of a commodity in terms of the materials and labor involved in its production, excluding fixed costs

prime lens US English

A lens of fixed focal length

prime mover US English

A person or establishment that is chiefly responsible for the creation or execution of a plan or project

prime rate US English

The lowest rate of interest at which money may be borrowed commercially

prime time US English

The regularly occurring time at which a television or radio audience is expected to be greatest, typically the hours between 8 and 11 p.m.

prime contract US English

A contract whose requirements are partly fulfilled by the awarding of subcontracts

prime meridian US English

A planet’s meridian adopted as the zero of longitude

prime minister US English

The head of an elected government; the principal minister of a sovereign or state

prime vertical US English

A great circle in the celestial sphere passing through the zenith and the east and west points of the horizon

prime the pump US English

Stimulate or support the growth or success of something by supplying it with money

prime the pump in prime2 US English

Stimulate or support the growth or success of something by supplying it with money

cut someone off in their prime US English

Bring someone’s life or career to an abrupt end while they are at the peak of their abilities

subprime US English

Referring to credit or loan arrangements for borrowers with a poor credit history, typically having unfavorable conditions such as high interest rates

cut someone off in their prime in cut US English

Bring someone’s life or career to an abrupt end while they are at the peak of their abilities

Mersenne number US English

A number of the form 2p−1, where n is a prime number. Such a number which is itself prime is also called a Mersenne prime

the prime meridian in prime meridian US English

The earth’s zero of longitude, which by convention passes through Greenwich, England

Mersenne prime in Mersenne number US English

A number of the form 2p−1, where n is a prime number. Such a number which is itself prime is also called a Mersenne prime

cut someone off or down in their prime in cut US English

Bring someone’s life or career to an abrupt end while they are at the peak of their abilities

prime New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

symbol ʹ written as a distinguishing mark or as a symbol for minutes

prime1 US Thesaurus

his prime reason for leaving

prime2 US Thesaurus

he primed the gun

prime English-Spanish

principal

prime mover English-Spanish

promotor,

prime minister New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

cap. in titles (Prime Minister Tony Blair, but the prime minister of Italy); abbrev. PM

prime meridian English-Spanish

primer meridiano, meridiano, meridiano masculine cero

prime minister English-Spanish

primer ministro,

prime ministerial English-Spanish

de primer ministro

to prime the pump in pump English-Spanish

sacar* las cosas adelante

in prime condition in prime English-Spanish

en óptimas condiciones, en excelente forma

he's past his prime in prime English-Spanish

ya no es ningún jovencito


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