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premier

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

Definition of premier

  1. 1 :  first in position, rank, or importance

  2. 2 :  first in time :  earliest

Examples of premier in a Sentence

  1. a space shuttle on its premier voyage

  2. the premier authority on butterflies

Origin and Etymology of premier

Middle English primer, primier, from Anglo-French, first, chief, from Latin primarius of the first rank — more at primary


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premier

noun pre·mier

Definition of premier

premiership

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Origin and Etymology of premier

French, from premier, adjective, from Old French

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PREMIER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of premier for English Language Learners

  • : most important or best


PREMIER Defined for Kids

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adjective pre·mier \pri-ˈmir, ˈprē-mē-ər\

Definition of premier for Students

  1. :  first in importance, excellence, or rank premier scientists


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noun pre·mier

Definition of premier for Students



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