Definition of prime mover
- education is … a prime mover of cultural and societal change
- —R. C. Buck
She was the prime mover behind the town's annual summer festival.
First Known Use: 1795See Words from the same year
: a person or thing that starts something or that has a very powerful influence on something
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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