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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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Even Glasgow, the premier city of municipal ownership, met its Waterloo in the telephone.
Her heart yearned after the ease and splendor of condition of a trapper's bride, and throbbed to be free from the capricious control of the premier squaw; but she dreaded the failure of the plan, and the fury of a Shoshonie husband.
He did not even take the time to place himself in the hands of his valet de chambre for a minute, but from the perron went straight into the premier salon.
Last summer the islanders grew wearied, as their premier explained, of "playing at being savages for pennies," and proceeded to pull down all the landing-towers on the island and shut off general communication till such time as the A.
He said, in a low voice as he opened the door for the Premier, "I have seen Montmirail; he says that unless we protest immediately on behalf of Denmark, Sweden will certainly seize the ports.
We are now going to interview Lord Holdhurst, the cabinet minister and future premier of England.
He was signed on at once, under the name of Jones, by Houndsditch Wednesday, the premier metropolitan club, and embarked at once on his new career.
The one, austere, high-nosed, eagle-eyed, and dominant, was none other than the illustrious Lord Bellinger, twice Premier of Britain.
When the tide receded she lay there on her side in the mud, quite a pitiable object for the premier battle-ship of a world--"the terror of the seas" was the way Perry had occasionally described her.
receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president.
At first glance it might not seem that the decision of a certain Canadian Premier to include Prince Edward Island in a political tour could have much or anything to do with the fortunes of little Anne Shirley at Green Gables.
They could take the premier now, instead of the little entresol of the hotel which they occupied.