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

: most important or best

Full Definition of PREMIER

:  first in position, rank, or importance
:  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



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


Next Word in the Dictionary: premier danseurPrevious Word in the Dictionary: premieAll Words Near: premier
May 25, 2015
callithump Hear it
a noisy boisterous band or parade
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears