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n. pl. pri·mus·es
often Primus The first in rank of the Episcopal bishops of Scotland.

[Medieval Latin prīmus, from Latin, first; see per in Indo-European roots.]
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(Protestantism) Scottish Episcopal Church the presiding bishop in the Synod
[from Latin: first]


(Cookery) trademark a portable paraffin cooking stove, used esp by campers. Also called: Primus stove
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(ˈpraɪ məs)

(in prescriptions) first.
[1790–1800; < Latin prīmus; see prime]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.primus - the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of Scotland
bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
2.primus - a portable paraffin cooking stovePrimus - a portable paraffin cooking stove; used by campers
cooking stove, kitchen range, kitchen stove, stove, range - a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; "dinner was already on the stove"
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® [ˈpraɪməs] Primus stove N (esp Brit) → cocina f de camping, camping-gas ® m
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[ˈpraɪməs] Primus® stove n (British)réchaud m de camping, Butagaz® m
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Primus (stove)®

nPrimuskocher m
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® [ˈpraɪməs] n (also Primus stove) → fornello a petrolio
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After a cagey opening few seconds, Wilde - nicknamed The Experimnent - managed to floor Primus, only for the American to trap the Wednesfield fighter in a choke hold.
"As our first fully self-developed flagship product, PRIMUS strengthens the company vision and brand with its leading performance and spectacular user experience," added Alex Chung.
Now there are also the Primus 10 (1.5 kg/3.3 lb) and Primus 26 (10 kg/22 lb), as well as Primus 26T with telescopic vertical axis.
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for the Primus Epic[R] 2.0 cockpit, which is making its debut on the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet, the company said.
In addition, Honeywell has regulatory approval for its Primus Elite Advanced Features software upgrade, enabling pilots to use the Synthetic Vision System to help them be more aware of their surroundings and increase safety.
Indeed, such was the popularity of the ubiquitous Primus beer that "la Primus" was the title of one of the popular dance anthems (on both sides of the border) of the day.
According to Primus, his father was one of the major manufacturers of methamphetamine in the state.
The Primus investment is the first capital raise since the inception of MBO Partners.
The mechanical layout and the geometry of the axes of the new Primus robot are similar to Wittmann's existing, high-volume W818 model.
The programme will be conducted in collaboration with NRG Energy, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and battery technology providers, including Primus Power.