What does the word prime mean?

Usage examples for prime

  1. Mrs. Clifford was shocked at first, but smiled the next moment, as she remembered what an innocent thing it was, past its " prime" before she was of Horace's age. – Captain Horace by Sophie May
  2. The Prime Minister became a victim and vanished. – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  3. The Queen wrote letters to the King which she sent to him through his Prime Minister, Lord Liverpool. – A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4) by Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy