Definitions For Prime


  • A natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself
  • The time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
  • The second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.
  • The period of greatest prosperity or productivity
  • The period in life when a person is best in health, strength, etc. : the most active or successful time of a person's life


  • Insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
  • Fill with priming liquid
  • Cover with a primer; apply a primer to
  • To make (someone) ready to do something
  • To make (something) ready for use
  • To cover (a surface) with special paint in order to prepare it for the final layer of paint


  • First in rank or degree
  • Used of the first or originating agent
  • Being at the best stage of development
  • Of superior grade


  • Of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers

Is Prime a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Prime is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Prime in a Sentence

  • Young college graduates in the prime of life
  • The interest rate is two percent plus prime.
  • The wine industry is of prime importance to the California economy.
  • The police have not yet named the prime suspect in the murder investigation.
  • The house is expensive because it's in a prime location.
  • She was obviously primed for the questions at the press conference.
  • Both teams are primed for battle and ready to play.
  • We sanded and primed the woodwork before painting.

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