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Meaning of PRIMATE

Pronunciation:  'prImit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet
  2. [n]  a senior clergyman

PRIMATE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: archpriest, hierarch, high priest, prelate
 See Also: anthropoid, ape, Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Newman, Cardinal Richelieu, clergyman, Desmond Tutu, Duc de Richelieu, eutherian, eutherian mammal, Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros, hominid, hominoid, Inge, James Usher, James Ussher, Jimenez de Cisneros, John Henry Newman, lemur, man of the cloth, monkey, Newman, order Primates, placental, placental mammal, Primates, prosimian, reverend, Richelieu, simian, Stefan Wyszynski, tarsier, the Gloomy Dean, Tutu, Usher, Ussher, William of Wykeham, William Ralph Inge, Wykeham, Wyszynski



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pri"mate\, n. [OE. primat, F. primat, L. primas, -atis
one of the first, chief, fr. primus the first. See {Prime},
1. The chief ecclesiastic in a national church; one who
   presides over other bishops in a province; an archbishop.

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Primates.