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pri·mate

 (prī′mĭt, -māt′)
n.
1. (prī′māt′) Any of various mammals of the order Primates, which consists of the lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and apes including humans, and is characterized by nails on the hands and feet, a short snout, and a large brain.
2. A bishop of highest rank in a province or country.

[From New Latin Prīmātēs, order name, from Latin prīmātēs, pl. of prīmās, principal, of first rank, from prīmus, first; see per in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, from Middle English primat, from Old French, from Medieval Latin prīmās, prīmāt-, from Latin.]

pri·ma′tial (-mā′shəl) adj.

primate

(ˈpraɪmeɪt)
n
(Animals) any placental mammal of the order Primates, typically having flexible hands and feet with opposable first digits, good eyesight, and, in the higher apes, a highly developed brain: includes lemurs, lorises, monkeys, apes, and man
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the order Primates
[C18: from New Latin primates, plural of prīmās principal, from prīmus first]

primate

(ˈpraɪmeɪt)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) another name for archbishop
2. (Anglicanism) Primate of all England the Archbishop of Canterbury
3. (Anglicanism) Primate of England the Archbishop of York
[C13: from Old French, from Latin prīmās principal, from prīmus first]
primatial adj

pri•mate

(ˈpraɪ meɪt or, esp. for 1, -mɪt)

n.
1. an archbishop or bishop ranking first among the bishops of a province or country.
2. any mammal of the order Primates, comprising the three suborders Anthropoidea (humans, apes, Old World monkeys, and New World monkeys), Prosimii (lemurs, lorises, and bush babies), and Tarsioidea (tarsiers).
3. Archaic. a chief or leader.
[1175–1225; Middle English primat dignitary, religious leader < Late Latin prīmāt- (s. of prīmās), n. use of Latin prīmās of first rank, derivative of prīmus first (see prime); (definition 2) taken as singular of New Latin Primates Primates, as if ending in -ate1]
pri•ma′tal, adj., n.
pri•ma′tial (-ˈmeɪ ʃəl)
pri′mate•ship` (-mɪtˌʃɪp, -meɪt-) n.

pri·mate

(prī′māt′)
Any of various mammals having a highly developed brain, eyes facing forward, a shortened nose and muzzle, and opposable thumbs. Primates usually live in groups with complex social systems, and their high intelligence allows them to adapt their behavior successfully to different environments. Lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans are primates.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.primate - a senior clergyman and dignitaryprimate - a senior clergyman and dignitary  
priest - a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
2.primate - any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
order Primates, Primates - an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings
simian - an ape or monkey
ape - any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all
anthropoid - any member of the suborder Anthropoidea including monkeys and apes and hominids
hominoid - a primate of the superfamily Hominoidea
hominid - a primate of the family Hominidae
monkey - any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
prosimian - primitive primates having large ears and eyes and characterized by nocturnal habits
lemur - large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails
tarsier - nocturnal arboreal primate of Indonesia and the Philippines having huge eyes and digits ending in pads to facilitate climbing; the only primate that spurns all plant material as food living entirely on insects and small vertebrates

primate

noun see monkeys, apes and other primates
Translations
رَئيس أساقِفَهرَئيسيّات: أعلى درجة من الثَّدْيِيّات
arcibiskupprimát
ærkebiskoppattedyrprimat
erkibiskupprímati, fremdardÿr
arhibīskapsprimāts
primata
primát
başparmaklıbaşpiskoposprimat

primate

[ˈpraɪmeɪt] N
1. (Zool) → primate m
2. (Rel) → primado m

primate

[ˈpraɪmeɪt] n
(= animal) → primate m
[ˈpraɪmət] (= priest) → primat m

primate

n
(Zool) → Primat m
(Eccl) → Primas m; Primate of England/all EnglandErzbischof von York/Canterbury

primate

[sense a ˈpraɪmeɪt, sense b ˈpraɪmɪt] n
a. (Zool) → primate m
b. (Rel) → primate m

primate1

(ˈpraimeit) noun
an archbishop.

primate2

(ˈpraimət) noun
a member of the highest order of mammals, ie man, monkeys, apes, lemurs.