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British English: /prʌɪm/
American English: /praɪm/

Translation of prime in French:


  • 1 (peak period) in one's prime (politically, professionally)
    à son apogée
    (physically) dans la fleur de l'âge
    in its prime
    (organization, industry)
    à son apogée
    to be past one's prime
    avoir passé son heure de gloire
    to be past its prime
    (building, institution, car)
    avoir connu des jours meilleurs
    in the prime of life
    dans la fleur de l'âge


  • 1 (chief)
    (aim, candidate, factor, target, suspect)
    of prime importance
    de première importance
  • 3 (classic)
    (example, instance)
    excellent (before n)

transitive verb

  • 1 (brief)
    préparer (witness, interviewee)
    to prime somebody about
    mettre quelqu'un au courant de (details, facts)
    to prime somebody to say
    souffler à quelqu'un de dire
    to be primed for something
    être préparé pour quelque chose
  • 2 (Construction) (apply primer to)
    appliquer un apprêt sur (wood, metal)
  • 3 (Military)
    amorcer (device, bomb, firearm)
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