French translation of 'prime'
1. (= fundamental)
[concern] premier/ière (after n)
to be of prime importance être de première importance
2. (= main) principal(e)
the prime suspect le principal suspect
3. (= excellent)
[condition, quality] excellent(e)
[site, location] de choix
prime beef du bœuf premier choix
a prime example of ... un exemple type de ...
2. (= inform) informer
3. (= prepare)
to prime sb to do sth préparer qn à faire qch
to be primed to do sth être préparé(e) à faire qch
in one’s prime au mieux de sa forme
to be in one’s prime être dans la fleur de l’âge
in the prime of life dans la fleur de l’âge
to be past one’s prime ne plus être au mieux de sa forme
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Example Sentences Including 'prime'
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He had no title or official position but he regularly bought and sold prime ministers, cardinals, ambassadors and kings.A KNIFE BETWEEN THE RIBS (2002)
It would have been easier getting in to see the prime minister.LOST SUMMER (2002)
There's a country house up there on the Cleveland Hills with about eighteen acres of prime land.A TROUT IN THE MILK (2002)
The prime agent of death was unquestionably tuberculosis.SAN ANDREAS (2002)
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British English: prime ADJECTIVE
You use prime to describe something that is most important in a situation.
Political stability, meanwhile, will be a prime concern.
British English: prime NOUN
If someone or something is in their prime, they are at the stage in their existence when they are at their strongest, most active, or most successful.
Maybe I'm just coming into my prime now.
British English: prime VERB
If you prime someone to do something, you prepare them to do it, for example by giving them information about it beforehand.
She wished she'd primed her friend beforehand.
Translation of prime from the Collins English to French Dictionary