Definition of premier adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpremiə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈmɪr//
, NAmE//prɪˈmjɪr//
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[only before noun] most important, famous or successful one of the country’s premier chefs (British English, sport) the Premier League/Division Word Originlate 15th cent.: from Old French, ‘first’, from Latin primarius ‘principal’.Extra examples Last year they won the premier award at the Welsh Festival of Light Opera. One of Britain’s premier chefs has been asked to judge the event. Scotland’s premier resort/​hotel/​exhibition/​tourist attraction The new Institute of Contemporary Art is one of Boston’s premier attractions. They’ve just moved up to the Premier League.
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