- 1First in importance, order, or position; leading: Germany’s premier rock band the premier national publicationMore example sentences
- Ten years ago, our nation's two leading rock critics declared the premier band of the era to be nothing but indolent hacks.
- It was a rock star moment, epitomising the event, as truly a celebration of this country's premier rock band.
- The national league is the premier competition in Australia.
- 1.1Of earliest creation: the premier issue of the quarterlyMore example sentences
- I had purchased the premier issue of Black Clock when ‘Debbieland’ first came out.
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- 1A prime minister or other head of government.More example sentences
- The premier told the president that failure to co-operate with The Hague would have disastrous consequences for the country.
- Parliament will then appoint a premier, who in turn will appoint a cabinet.
- The Prime Minister will also discuss this with the Chinese premier during his forthcoming visit to the UK.
- 1.1(In Australia and Canada) the chief minister of a government of a state or province.More example sentences
- This week, Canada's provincial premiers will be meeting in Victoria, B.C., and later this month they will meet with the prime minister.
- Among others present were Pandor and a number of the new premiers of the nine provinces.
- One has to realize that real power lies with a prime minister and a provincial premier.
late 15th century: from Old French, 'first', from Latin primarius 'principal'.