An elementary textbook introducing a topic, or teaching basic concepts.
An elementary book for teaching children to learn the alphabet and to read, write and spell.
(biology) A single-stranded nucleic acid molecule required for the of a DNA molecule.
Any substance used to start a fire.
A small charge that burns furiously when given sufficient electrical current () that ignites the main combustable substances in explosives or ammunition.
A layer of paint designed to underlay a topcoat, used to enhance the adhesion and durability of the topcoat and help in protection of the surface.
A device used to circulate gasoline into the ignition chamber of an engine.
- New Latin Primer (an introductory grammar, published 2008)
(obsolete) First; original; primary.
- the primer English kings
Foremost; first or highest in quality or degree.
* 2004 , Philip Moore, Scouting an Anthropology of Sport'', ''Anthropologica , Volume 46, Number 1, Canadian Anthropology Society,
* 2011 , Kate Askew, Dot. Bomb Australia , Read How You Want,
- This failure, for a team associated with one of the premier Australian Rules Football teams with the longest of traditions, is truly enormous.
* 2011 , Pippa de Bruyn, Keith Bain, Frommer?s South Africa , 7th Edition,
- If they?d followed the advice they had received more carefully, they would have paired up with John Fairfax Holdings, later Fairfax Media, Australia?s premier independent media company.
- South Africa?s golfing greats battle it out on one of the country?s premier courses.
* preeminent, primary, prime
(politics, UK, Westminster system) The leader of the government in parliament and leader of the cabinet.
# (politics, UK parliament) The prime minister.
#* 1871 July 29, “Our Tyrant”'', '' , Volume 303, Issues 9308-9315,
# (politics, Australia, Canada, South Africa) The government leader in parliament and leader of cabinet in a state or provincial parliamentary system.
#* 1974 , Irving M. Abella, On Strike; Six Key Labour Struggles in Canada, 1919-1949 ,
- Mr. Gladstone had literally no option. Not to coerce the Lords was to coerce the Commons to continue purchase in spite of their repeated votes for its abolition, and this the Premier had as little the power as the will to do.
#* 1986 , R. Kenneth Carty, National Politics and Community in Canada ,
- More surprising than the company?s activities and interests were those of the premier of Ontario, Mitchell Hepburn.
#* 2007 , Patrick Moray Weller, Cabinet Government in Australia, 1901-2006: Practice, Principles, Performance ,
- The major concern of most of the premiers who attended the 1887 conference was, as Macdonald well understood, to put pressure upoon Ottawa to amend the B.N.A. Act to increase the subsidies paid to the provinces by tying them to current population levels rather than those of 1860.
#* 2009 , Andrew Stewart, John Spoehr (editor), Chapter 16: Industrial Relations'', ''State of South Australia: From Crisis to Prosperity? ,
- John Forrest had dominated the fledgling state of Western Australia, serving as premier for the previous decade.
#* 2011 , Jennifer Curtin, Marian Sawer, 4: Oceania, Gretchen Bauer, Manon Tremblay (editors), ''Women in Executive Power: A Global Overview ,
- In 1890 it was South Australian Premier Charles Cameron Kingston who first proposed a system of compulsory conciliation and arbitration to deal with industrial unrest.
(politics, non-Westminster) The government leader in a legislative congress or leader of a government-level administrative body; the head of government.
* 1983 , Guo Zhou, China & the World , Volume 4, Beijing Review,
- In 2009 Kristina Keneally became Labor premier in NSW in similar circumstances to her predecessors in Western Australia and Victoria - a Labor government that was in deep trouble because of mismanagement and corruption scandals.
* 1998 , , Volume 16,
- This shows that our policy of strengthening friendly ties with Africa as developed by Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai is a correct one and that it has won popular support in Africa.
* 2008 , Steffen W. Schmidt, Mack C. Shelley, Barbara A. Bardes, American Government & Politics Today ,
- Actual decision-making power in China resides in the state?s executive organs and in the CCP. At the national level the top government executive organ is the State Council, which is led by the premier .
(nautical, slang) The first lieutenant or other second-in-command officer of a ship.
- So, in the case of Russia and some other states, the head of state is the president (who is elected) and who then can name the premier' and the cabinet ministers. The intent of this system is for the president to be popularly elected and to exercise political leadership, while the ' premier runs the everyday operations of government and leads the legislative power.
Often capitalised, especially when used as a title. In British English, prime minister and premier''''' are interchangeable, while in Australia and Canada, the federal leader is the prime minister and the state/provincial leaders are ' premier s. The term prime minister is commonly a synonym also in non-Westminster system contexts
* (parliamentary leader of government and leader of cabinet in a national parliament) prime minister, first minister
* (parliamentary leader of government and leader of cabinet in a state or provincial parliament) first minister
* (head of government in a non-Westminster system) prime minister
* (second-in-command on a ship) first lieutenant, first mate
* king, queen, president
* first minister
To perform, display or exhibit for the first time.
* 1998 , John Herschel Baron, Intimate Music: A History of the Idea of Chamber Music ,
- The composer invited all his friends when they premiered the movie he orchestrated, we got to see it before anyone but the crew.
* 2000 , W. Royal Stokes, Living the Jazz Life: Conversations With Forty Musicians About Their Careers in Jazz ,
- Beethoven at first promised Schuppanzigh the right to premier' Opus 127, but Linke, cellist in Schuppanzigh?s Quartet, had also received Beethoven?s permission to ' premier the work at a special benefit concert for himself.
* 2010 , Murry R. Nelson, The Rolling Stones: A Musical Biography ,
- So what I want to do is try to premier the new piece with the other piece, and have just a big splash in the city.
- To premier the record and to show that they were still able to perform, the Stones made a surprise appearance at the New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert on May 12 in Wembley Stadium.