premier

Premier is another way of saying “first” or “best” like the premier ice cream store on the block that always has a line snaking around the corner. In a political sense a premier is a head of state.

As adjective or noun, this word has to do with whatever’s first and foremost. Leaders of countries are often called premiers, since they’re the first, most important people in government — like how we call the President's wife the “First Lady.” If you’re referring to something that started first, is the best, or is the head of a country, choose premier unless first will do!

Definitions of premier
1

adj first in rank or degree

“an architect of premier rank”
Synonyms:
prime
first
preceding all others in time or space or degree

adj preceding all others in time

Synonyms:
premiere
first
preceding all others in time or space or degree

n the person who is head of state (in several countries)

Synonyms:
chancellor, prime minister
Types:
taoiseach
the prime minister of the Irish Republic
Type of:
chief of state, head of state
the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government

n the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom

Synonyms:
PM, Prime Minister
Type of:
chief of state, head of state
the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government

v be performed for the first time

“We premiered the opera of the young composer and it was a critical success”
Synonyms:
premiere

v perform a work for the first time

Synonyms:
premiere
Type of:
do, execute, perform
carry out or perform an action

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