American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. First in status or importance; principal or chief: an architect of premier rank.
- adj. First to occur or exist; earliest.
- n. A prime minister.
- n. A chief administrative officer, as of a Canadian province.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- First in importance; chief.
- First in time; earliest in appearance or occurrence; specifically, in the English peerage, first in the order of precedence, which is now the order of date of creation.
- n. The first minister of state; the prime or premier minister.
- To govern as premier; serve as prime minister.
- n. In roulette, a bet that one of the numbers from 1 to 12 inclusive will win.
- adj. Foremost; first or highest in quality or degree.
- n. politics, UK The leader of the government in parliament and leader of the cabinet.
- n. politics The government leader in a legislative congress or leader of a government-level administrative body; the head of government.
- n. nautical, slang The first lieutenant or other second-in-command officer of a ship.
- v. To perform, display or exhibit for the first time.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. First; chief; principal.
- adj. Most ancient; -- said of the peer bearing the oldest title of his degree.
- n. The first minister of state; the prime minister.
- v. be performed for the first time
- n. the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom
- adj. preceding all others in time
- adj. first in rank or degree
- n. the person who is head of state (in several countries)
- v. perform a work for the first time
- From Middle French premier (as an adjective), from Latin primarius (prīmārius). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English primier, from Old French, from Latin prīmārius, from prīmus, first; see per1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I was the first one to do it, the first white man to run under 10 seconds," he says, the phrase "premier blanc" – the first white – rolling easily off his tongue.”
“The date of the premier is my birthday and I can think of no better way to spend the evening than seeing this movie!”
“The new program will offer four tiers to what it calls "premier," or elite, participants - 1K (for travelers with 100,000 qualifying miles), platinum (75,000 miles), gold (50,000 miles) and silver (25,000 miles) - rather than the three elite tiers the two airlines' programs had before.”
“Sadly it looks like a second term in office for the former Portuguese premier is now inevitable.”
“The reason why that Canadian provincial premier is in the states for the operation is because as a much larger country, we have many more surgeons, and have developed more sophisticated surgical methods than his own county with a population barely equal to that of New York State.”
“The premier is traveling with chinese business leaders and eight members of his Cabinet.”
“LOUISA LIM: Imagine a country where even the premier is censored.”
“The decision not to use a live orchestra will undoubtedly alter the experience for audiences accustomed to the theater-filling sound of live music for large-scale ballets, especially in premier venues such as the Kennedy Center.”
“Friday's result also was the most striking rejection yet of U.S. attempts to regain premier standing in the Olympic world.”
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