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PREMIER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does premier mean? 

PREMIER (noun)
  The noun PREMIER has 2 senses:

1. the person who holds the position of head of the government in England
2. the person who is head of state (in several countries)

  Familiarity information: PREMIER used as a noun is rare.


PREMIER (adjective)
  The adjective PREMIER has 2 senses:

1. first in rank or degree
2. preceding all others in time

  Familiarity information: PREMIER used as an adjective is rare.


PREMIER (verb)
  The verb PREMIER has 2 senses:

1. be performed for the first time
2. perform a work for the first time

  Familiarity information: PREMIER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREMIER (noun)


Sense 1premier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The person who holds the position of head of the government in England

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

premier; Prime Minister; PM

Hypernyms ("premier" is a kind of...):

chief of state; head of state (the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government)

Holonyms ("premier" is a member of...):

British Cabinet (the senior ministers of the British government)


Sense 2premier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The person who is head of state (in several countries)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

chancellor; premier; prime minister

Hypernyms ("premier" is a kind of...):

chief of state; head of state (the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government)


PREMIER (adjective)


Sense 1premier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

First in rank or degree

Synonyms:

premier; prime

Context examples:

an architect of premier rank / the prime minister

Similar:

first (preceding all others in time or space or degree)


Sense 2premier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preceding all others in time

Synonyms:

premiere; premier

Context example:

the premiere showing

Similar:

first (preceding all others in time or space or degree)


PREMIER (verb)


Sense 1premier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be performed for the first time

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

premier; premiere

Context example:

We premiered the opera of the young composer and it was a critical success

Domain category:

performing arts (arts or skills that require public performance)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2premier [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perform a work for the first time

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

premiere; premier

Hypernyms (to "premier" is one way to...):

do; execute; perform (carry out or perform an action)

Domain category:

performing arts (arts or skills that require public performance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They will premier the duet


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