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prime

adjective

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1 highest in rank or authority
  • the prime strategist in the senator's presidential campaign

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2 of the very best kind
  • owns a thousand acres of prime farmland

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prime

noun

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1 a state or time of great activity, thriving, or achievement
  • in the prime of her life

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2 individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class
  • chose the prime of the litter of pups

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prime

verb

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The first known use of prime was before the 12th century

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“Prime.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prime. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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