Premiere definition

prĭ-mîr, -myâr
The first public performance, as of a movie or play.
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To make a first appearance in a public performance.
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To present the first public performance of.
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To have the first public performance.
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First or paramount; premier.
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A first performance or showing of a play, film, etc.
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(tv) The first broadcast of a film, concert, etc.
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To exhibit (a play, film, etc.) for the first time.
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To be exhibited for the first time.
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The first showing of a film, play or other form of entertainment, often held as a special event with celebrity guests.
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The first episode of a television show or a particular season of that show.
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In a series of narrative works, the installment that is chronologically set first.
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(intransitive) Of a film or play, to play for the first time.

The new film premieres this weekend.

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To present a film or play for the first time.

The local theatre will premiere its latest play this week.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
premiere
Plural:
premieres

Origin of premiere

  • French première from feminine of premier first premier

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

  • From French première "first"

    From Wiktionary