premier


1pre·mier

adjective \pri-ˈmir, -ˈmyir, -ˈmē-ər; ˈprē-ˌ, ˈpre-ˌ\

: most important or best

Full Definition of PREMIER

1
:  first in position, rank, or importance
2
:  first in time :  earliest

Examples of PREMIER

  1. <a space shuttle on its premier voyage>
  2. <the premier authority on butterflies>

Origin of PREMIER

Middle English primer, primier, from Anglo-French, first, chief, from Latin primarius of the first rank — more at primary
First Known Use: 15th century

2premier

noun

Definition of PREMIER

pre·mier·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Origin of PREMIER

French, from premier, adjective, from Old French
First Known Use: 1711

Other Foreign Functionary Terms

count, despot, emir, wardrobe, yeoman

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