ETYM French premier, from Latin primarius of the first rank, principal, from primus the first. Related to Primary, Prime.
First in rank or degree; SYN. prime.
Preceding all others in time; SYN. premiere.
1. The first minister of state; the prime minister.
2. The chief executive of any country.
1. To be performed for the first time; of a play, ballet, or composition; SYN. premiere.
2. To perform a work for the first time; SYN. premiere.