Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The first in rank of the Episcopal bishops of Scotland.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The first in dignity among the bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of the bishops of the Episcopal Church of Scotland, who presides at the meetings of the bishops, and has certain privileges but no metropolitan authority.

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  • noun One of the bishops of the Episcopal Church of Scotland, who presides at the meetings of the bishops, and has certain privileges but no metropolitan authority.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a portable paraffin cooking stove; used by campers
  • noun the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of Scotland

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Medieval Latin prīmus, from Latin, first; see per in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin, meaning "the first".

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  • "I reheated the tea on Spike Deans' primus, and toasted the bread on the G truck fire."

    - Spike Milligan, 'Mussolini: My Part In His Downfall.'

    May 14, 2009