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pre·mier

 (prĭ-mîr′, -myîr′, prē′mîr)
adj.
1. First in status or importance; principal or chief: an architect of premier rank.
2. First to occur or exist; earliest.
n. (prĭ-mîr′)
1. A prime minister.
2. A chief administrative officer, as of a Canadian province.

[Middle English primier, from Old French, from Latin prīmārius, from prīmus, first; see per in Indo-European roots.]

pre·mier′ship′ n.

premier

(ˈprɛmjə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another name for prime minister
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of the heads of governments of the Canadian provinces and the Australian states
3. (General Sporting Terms) (plural) Austral the winners of a premiership
adj (prenominal)
4. first in importance, rank, etc
5. first in occurrence; earliest
[C15: from Old French: first, from Latin prīmārius principal, from prīmus first]

pre•mier

(prɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɪər, ˈpri mɪər)

n.
1. the head of the cabinet in France and certain other countries; prime minister.
2. (in Canada) the head of a provincial government.
adj.
3. first in rank; chief; leading.
4. first in time; earliest.
v.t., v.i. Also, premiere.
[1400–50; late Middle English prim(i)er, premer (adj.) < Anglo-French primer, premer and Middle French premier, primier literally, first < Latin prīmārius of the first rank; see primary]
pre•mier′ship, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.premier - the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdompremier - the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom
British Cabinet - the senior ministers of the British government
chief of state, head of state - the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
2.premier - the person who is head of state (in several countries)premier - the person who is head of state (in several countries)
chief of state, head of state - the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
taoiseach - the prime minister of the Irish Republic
Verb1.premier - be performed for the first time; "We premiered the opera of the young composer and it was a critical success"
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
2.premier - perform a work for the first time
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
perform, do, execute - carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
Adj.1.premier - first in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister"
first - preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training"
2.premier - preceding all others in time; "the premiere showing"
first - preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training"

premier

noun
1. head of government, prime minister, chancellor, chief minister, P.M. Australia's premier Paul Keating
adjective
1. chief, leading, top, first, highest, head, main, prime, primary, principal, arch, foremost the country's premier opera company

premier

adjective
Most important, influential, or significant:
Translations
الأوَّل، رائِد، الأسْبَقرَئيس وُزَراء
předseda vládyprvní
førendepremierminister
johtavapääministeritärkein
forsætisráîherrafyrstur, æîstur
premjeras
galvenaispremjersvadošais

premier

[ˈpremɪəʳ]
A. ADJprimero, principal
B. N (= prime minister) → primer(a) ministro/a m/f; (= president) → presidente/a m/f
C. CPD Premier League N (Brit) (Ftbl) → primera división f, división f de honor

premier

[ˈprɛmiər]
adj (= top) [destination, venue, opera company] → premier/ière; [sporting event] → de premier plan
n
(= Prime Minister) → Premier ministre m/fPremier Division n (in Scotland)première division f

premier

adjführend
nPremier m, → Premierminister(in) m(f)

premier

[ˈprɛmɪəʳ]
1. n (Pol) → premier m inv, primo ministro
2. adjprimo/a

premier

(ˈpremiə) , ((American) ˈpri:-) adjective
first or leading. Italy's premier industrialist.
noun
a prime minister. the French premier.
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