prime(redirected from prime rates)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
prime(prīm) [L. primus, first]
1. The period of greatest health and strength.
2. To give an initial treatment in preparation for either a larger dose of the same medicine, or a different medicine.
primen : a cue given to prompt, facilitate or inhibit a particular response in experimental studies; or v : the act of presenting a prime.
first grade or best quality.