An example of primary is the main reason why you choose to have a baby.
An example of primary is the first stage in a child's development.
An example of primary is a color, such as blue, that cannot be made by mixing other colors.
An example of primary is an original research study on a subject, rather than a summary of that study.
An example of a primary is when the Republicans hold an election to choose which member of their party will run for president.
Children attend primary school, and teenagers attend secondary school.
A primary commodity.
A primary concern.
A primary source of information.
- A local meeting of voters of a given political party to nominate candidates for public office, select delegates to a convention, etc.
Preferred stock has primary claim on dividends, ahead of common stock.
Origin of primary
- Middle English from Latin prīmārius chief from prīmus first per1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition