Definition of "premier" []

  • First in status or importance; principal or chief: an architect of premier rank. (adjective)
  • First to occur or exist; earliest. (adjective)
  • A prime minister. (noun)
  • A chief administrative officer, as of a Canadian province. (noun)
  • Any of the heads of governments of the Canadian provinces and the Australian states (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The winners of a premiership (noun)
  • First in importance, rank, etc (adjective)
  • First in occurrence; earliest (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "premier" in a sentence
  • "I was the first one to do it, the first white man to run under 10 seconds," he says, the phrase "premier blanc" – the first white – rolling easily off his tongue.""
  • "The date of the premier is my birthday and I can think of no better way to spend the evening than seeing this movie!"
  • "The new program will offer four tiers to what it calls "premier," or elite, participants - 1K (for travelers with 100,000 qualifying miles), platinum (75,000 miles), gold (50,000 miles) and silver (25,000 miles) - rather than the three elite tiers the two airlines' programs had before."