## PRIME

### Prime

**Prime**is the seventh national free-to-air television station in New Zealand. The station airs a mixed group of programmes, largely imported from Australia, the UK and the United States, as well as free-to-air rugby union, cricket, netball and rugby league matches.

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### prime

#### Noun

- One of the daily offices of prayer of the Western Church, associated with the early morning (typically 6 a.m.).
- The early morning.
- The earliest stage of something.
- The most active, thriving, or successful stage or period.
- The chief or best individual or part.
- The first note or tone of a musical scale.
- The first defensive position, with the sword hand held at head height, and the tip of the sword at head height.
- A prime element of a mathematical structure, particularly a prime number.
- A four-card hand containing one card of each suit in the game of primero; the opposite of a flush in poker.
- Six consecutive blocks, which prevent the opponent's pieces from passing.
- The symbol ′
- Any number expressing the combining weight or equivalent of any particular element; so called because these numbers were respectively reduced to their lowest relative terms on the fixed standard of hydrogen as 1.
- An inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal system.

#### Verb

- To prepare a mechanism for its main work.
*You'll have to press this button twice to***prime**the fuel pump.

- To apply a coat of primer paint to.
*I need to***prime**these handrails before we can apply the finish coat.

- To be renewed.
- To serve as priming for the charge of a gun.
- To work so that foaming occurs from too violent ebullition, which causes water to become mixed with, and be carried along with, the steam that is formed.
- To apply priming to (a musket or cannon); to apply a primer to (a metallic cartridge).
- To prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to coach.
*to***prime**a witness*The boys are***primed**for mischief.

- To trim or prune.
*to***prime**trees

- To mark with a prime mark.

#### Adjective

- First in importance, degree, or rank.
*Our***prime**concern here is to keep the community safe.

- First in time, order, or sequence
*Both the English and French governments established***prime**meridians in their capitals.

- First in excellence, quality, or value.
*This is a***prime**location for a bookstore.

- Having exactly two integral factors: itself and unity (1 in the case of integers).
*Thirteen is a***prime**number.

- Such that if it divides a product, it divides one of the multiplicands.
- Having its complement closed under multiplication: said only of ideals.
- Marked or distinguished by the prime symbol.
- Early; blooming; being in the first stage.
- Lecherous; lustful; lewd.

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