premier

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

premier (not comparable)

  1. Foremost; first or highest in quality or degree.
    • 2004, Philip Moore, Scouting an Anthropology of Sport, Anthropologica, Volume 46, Number 1, Canadian Anthropology Society, page 40,
      This failure, for a team associated with one of the premier Australian Rules Football teams with the longest of traditions, is truly enormous.
    • 2011, Kate Askew, Dot. Bomb Australia, Read How You Want, page 70,
      If they′d followed the advice they had received more carefully, they would have paired up with John Fairfax Holdings, later Fairfax Media, Australia′s premier independent media company.
    • 2011, Pippa de Bruyn, Keith Bain, Frommer′s South Africa, 7th Edition, unnumbered page,
      South Africa′s golfing greats battle it out on one of the country′s premier courses.

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Noun[edit]

premier (plural premiers)

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  1. (politics, UK, Westminster system) The leader of the government in parliament and leader of the cabinet.
    1. (politics, UK parliament) The prime minister.
      • 1871 July 29, “Our Tyrant”, The Spectator, Volume 303, Issues 9308-9315, page 910,
        Mr. Gladstone had literally no option. Not to coerce the Lords was to coerce the Commons to continue purchase in spite of their repeated votes for its abolition, and this the Premier had as little the power as the will to do.
    2. (politics, Australia, Canada, South Africa) The government leader in parliament and leader of cabinet in a state or provincial parliamentary system.
      • 1974, Irving M. Abella, On Strike; Six Key Labour Struggles in Canada, 1919-1949, page 96,
        More surprising than the company′s activities and interests were those of the premier of Ontario, Mitchell Hepburn.
      • 1986, R. Kenneth Carty, National Politics and Community in Canada, page 116,
        The major concern of most of the premiers who attended the 1887 conference was, as Macdonald well understood, to put pressure upoon Ottawa to amend the B.N.A. Act to increase the subsidies paid to the provinces by tying them to current population levels rather than those of 1860.
      • 2007, Patrick Moray Weller, Cabinet Government in Australia, 1901-2006: Practice, Principles, Performance, page 1,
        John Forrest had dominated the fledgling state of Western Australia, serving as premier for the previous decade.
      • 2009, Andrew Stewart, John Spoehr (editor), Chapter 16: Industrial Relations, State of South Australia: From Crisis to Prosperity?, page 302,
        In 1890 it was South Australian Premier Charles Cameron Kingston who first proposed a system of compulsory conciliation and arbitration to deal with industrial unrest.
      • 2011, Jennifer Curtin, Marian Sawer, 4: Oceania, Gretchen Bauer, Manon Tremblay (editors), Women in Executive Power: A Global Overview, page 56,
        In 2009 Kristina Keneally became Labor premier in NSW in similar circumstances to her predecessors in Western Australia and Victoria - a Labor government that was in deep trouble because of mismanagement and corruption scandals.
  2. (politics, non-Westminster) The government leader in a legislative congress or leader of a government-level administrative body; the head of government.
    • 1983, Guo Zhou, China & the World, Volume 4, Beijing Review, page 13,
      This shows that our policy of strengthening friendly ties with Africa as developed by Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai is a correct one and that it has won popular support in Africa.
    • 1998, The New Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 16, page 61,
      Actual decision-making power in China resides in the state′s executive organs and in the CCP. At the national level the top government executive organ is the State Council, which is led by the premier.
    • 2008, Steffen W. Schmidt, Mack C. Shelley, Barbara A. Bardes, American Government & Politics Today, page 470,
      So, in the case of Russia and some other states, the head of state is the president (who is elected) and who then can name the premier and the cabinet ministers. The intent of this system is for the president to be popularly elected and to exercise political leadership, while the premier runs the everyday operations of government and leads the legislative power.
  3. (nautical, slang) The first lieutenant or other second-in-command officer of a ship.

Usage notes[edit]

Often capitalised, especially when used as a title. In British English, prime minister and premier are interchangeable, while in Australia and Canada, the federal leader is the prime minister and the local leaders are premiers. The term prime minister is commonly a synonym also in non-Westminster system contexts

Synonyms[edit]

  • (parliamentary leader of government and leader of cabinet in a national parliament): prime minister
  • (parliamentary leader of government and leader of cabinet in a state or provincial parliament):
  • (head of government in a non-Westminster system): prime minister
  • (second-in-command on a ship): first lieutenant, first mate

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Verb[edit]

premier (third-person singular simple present premiers, present participle premiering, simple past and past participle premiered)

  1. 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.
    • 1998, John Herschel Baron, Intimate Music: A History of the Idea of Chamber Music, page 231,
      Beethoven at first promised Schuppanzigh the right to premier Opus 127, but Linke, cellist in Schuppanzigh′s Quartet, had also received Beethoven′s permission to premier the work at a special benefit concert for himself.
    • 2000, W. Royal Stokes, Living the Jazz Life: Conversations With Forty Musicians About Their Careers in Jazz, page 97,
      So what I want to do is try to premier the new piece with the other piece, and have just a big splash in the city.
    • 2010, Murry R. Nelson, The Rolling Stones: A Musical Biography, page 56,
      To premier the record and to show that they were still able to perform, the Stones made a surprise appearance at the New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert on May 12 in Wembley Stadium.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /prɛ.ˈmiːr/, /prɛ.ˈmjeː/
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Noun[edit]

premier m (plural premiers, diminutive premiertje n)

  1. prime minister

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (abbreviation, in general) 1er m, 1re or 1ère f
  • (abbreviation, after names) I

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prīmārius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

premier m (feminine première, masculine plural premiers, feminine plural premières)

  1. first
    Le premier élément de la liste est un zéro.
    The first element of the list is zero.
  2. prime (number etc)

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Noun[edit]

premier m (plural premiers, feminine première)

  1. first
    Il est le premier.
    He is the first.
  2. premier
  3. prime minister

Adverb[edit]

premier

  1. first
    Il joue premier
    he is playing first

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Italian[edit]

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English

Noun[edit]

premier m, f (invariable)

  1. premier, prime minister (or similar title)

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Latin primarius.

Adjective[edit]

premier m (feminine singular premiere, masculine plural premiers, feminine plural premieres)

  1. (ordinal) first (ordinal number)

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin primarius.

Adjective[edit]

premier m (feminine premiere)

  1. first

Declension[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

premier

  1. first

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French premier (first)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

premier m

  1. prime minister
  2. genitive plural of premiera

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

premier m, f (plural premieres)

  1. premier (head of government)

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

premier

  1. indefinite plural of premie

Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

premier

  1. premier, prime minister.

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