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prime /praim/
  • tính từ
    • đầu tiên
      • prime cause: nguyên nhân đầu tiên
    • chủ yếu, quan trọng nhất, hàng đầu
      • prime importance: quan trọng bậc nhất
      • Prime Minister: thủ tướng
    • tốt nhất, loại nhất; ưu tú, xuất sắc, hoàn hảo
      • prime beef: thịt bò loại ngon nhất
    • (thuộc) gốc, (thuộc) căn nguyên
      • prime cost: vốn
      • prime number: số nguyên tố
  • danh từ
    • thời kỳ đầu tiên, buổi sơ khai
      • the prime of the year: phần đầu của năm, mùa xuân
    • thời kỳ đẹp nhất, thời kỳ rực rỡ nhất, giai đoạn phát triển đầy đủ nhất
      • in the prime of life: lúc tuổi thanh xuân
      • in the prime of beauty: lúc sắc đẹp đang thì
      • to be past one's prime: đã qua thời xuân xanh, trở về già
    • (tôn giáo) buổi lễ đầu tiên (lúc 6 giờ sáng)
    • (hoá học) gốc đơn nguyên tố
    • thế đầu (một thế đánh kiếm)
    • (toán học) số nguyên tố
    • ngoại động từ
      • mồi nước (vào bơm để cho chạy); bơm xăng vào cacbuaratơ
      • (thông tục) cho ăn đầy, cho uống thoả thích
        • to be well primed with beer: uống bia thoả thích
      • chỉ dẫn; cung cấp tài liệu, bồi dưỡng (cho ai trước khi ra nói...)
      • sơn lót (tấm gỗ)
      • (sử học) nhồi thuốc nổ (vào súng)
    Concise Dictionary
    +a number that has no factor but itself and 1
    +the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    +the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.
    +the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
    +insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
    +cover with a primer; apply a primer to
    +fill with priming liquid
    +first in rank or degree
    +used of the first or originating agent
    +of superior grade
    +of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers
    +being at the best stage of development

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 See primary, 1, above.
    2 best, foremost, chief; first-rate, first-class, choice, select, superior, pre-eminent, leading, ranking, predominant, unparalleled, matchless, peerless, noteworthy, outstanding, admirable, worthy, exceptional, excellent, extraordinary, exceptional:
    She is a prime example of the results of a modern education. Arthur is certainly a prime candidate for the position
    3 original, fundamental, basic, elemental, elementary:
    The prime cause of scurvy is lack of fresh fruit and vegetables.
    4 youth, springtime; best years, heyday, pinnacle, acme, peak, zenith:
    Some people reach the prime of life at 60.
    5 (make or get) ready, prepare, educate, teach, instruct, coach, train, tutor, drill:
    Has Sonia been fully primed to take over the chairmanship when Sir William steps down?
    6 inform, advise, notify, apprise, brief:
    Having read your book, I am fully primed on American history.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, noun, verb
    + adjective [only before noun]
    1 main; most important; basic
    Synonym: PRIMARY
    My prime concern is to protect my property. + Winning is not the prime objective in this sport. + The care of the environment is of prime importance. + He's the police's prime suspect in this case.
    2 of the best quality; excellent: prime (cuts of) beef + The store has a prime position in the mall.
    3 a prime example of sth is one that is typical of it: The building is a prime example of 1960s architecture.
    4 most likely to be chosen for sth; most suitable: The house is isolated and a prime target for burglars. + He's a prime candidate to captain the team this season.
    + noun [sing.] the time in your life when you are strongest or most successful: a young woman in her prime + He was barely 30 and in the prime of (his) life. + These flowers are long past their prime.
    + verb
    1 ~ sb (for / with sth) to prepare sb for a situation so that they know what to do, especially by giving them special information
    Synonym: BRIEF
    [VN] They had been primed with good advice. + She was ready and primed for action. + [VN to inf] He had primed his friends to give the journalists as little information as possible.
    2 [VN] to make sth ready for use or action: The bomb was primed, ready to explode.
    3 [VN] to prepare wood, metal, etc. for painting by covering it with a special paint that helps the next layer of paint to stay on
    Idioms: prime the pump to encourage the growth of a new or weak business or industry by putting money into it

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