Premier definition

prĭ-mîr, -myîr, prēmîr
First in time; earliest.
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Any chief official.
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The prime minister of any of certain countries.
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The definition of a premier is a major official, especially in a government.

An example of a premier is Britain's Prime Minister.

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Premier means the earliest or most important.

An example of premier used as an adjective is in the phrase, "the amusement park's premier attraction," which means their best and most favorite attraction.

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The chief executive officer of a Canadian province.
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The chief minister of an Australian state.
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Foremost; first or highest in quality or degree.
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(politics, UK, Westminster system) The leader of the government in parliament and leader of the cabinet.
  • (politics, UK parliament) The prime minister.
  • (politics, Australia, Canada, South Africa) The government leader in parliament and leader of cabinet in a state or provincial parliamentary system.
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(politics, non-Westminster) The government leader in a legislative congress or leader of a government-level administrative body; the head of government.
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(nautical, slang) The first lieutenant or other second-in-command officer of a ship.
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To perform, display or exhibit for the first time.

The composer invited all his friends when they premiered the movie he orchestrated, we got to see it before anyone but the crew.

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First in status or importance; principal or chief.

An architect of premier rank.

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First to occur or exist; earliest.
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A prime minister.
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A chief administrative officer, as of a Canadian province.
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First in importance or rank; chief; foremost.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
premier
Plural:
premiers

Origin of premier

  • Middle English primier from Old French from Latin prīmārius from prīmus first per1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French premier (as an adjective), from Latin primarius (prīmārius).

    From Wiktionary