Webster 1913 Edition
First in order of time or development or in intention; primitive; fundamental; original.
The church of Christ, in its
These I call original, or
primary, qualities of body.
First in order, as being preparatory to something higher;
First in dignity or importance; chief; principal;
as,; a matter of primary importance.
Earliest formed; fundamental.
Illustrating, possessing, or characterized by, some quality or property in the first degree; having undergone the first stage of substitution or replacement.
any alcohol which possess the group–
CH2.OH, and can be oxidized so as to form a corresponding aldehyde and acid having the same number of carbon atoms; – distinguished from
secondary and tertiary alcohols.
an amine containing the amido group, or a derivative of ammonia in which only one atom of hydrogen has been replaced by a basic radical; – distinguished from–
secondary and tertiary amines.
an amputation for injury performed as soon as the shock due to the injury has passed away, and before symptoms of inflammation supervene.–
the main stalk which bears a whole cluster of flowers.–
a meeting of citizens at which the first steps are taken towards the nomination of candidates, etc. See–
one of those portions of a compound leaf or frond which branch off directly from the main rhachis or stem, whether simple or compounded.–
See the Note under–
Primary qualities of bodies,
such are essential to and inseparable from them.–
the largest feathers of the wing of a bird; primaries.–
a term early used for rocks supposed to have been first formed, being crystalline and containing no organic remains, as granite, gneiss, etc.; – called also–
primitive rocks. The terms Secondary, Tertiary, and Quaternary rocks have also been used in like manner, but of these the last two only are now in use.
a salt derived from a polybasic acid in which only one acid hydrogen atom has been replaced by a base or basic radical.–
the initial stage of syphilis, including the period from the development of the original lesion or chancre to the first manifestation of symptoms indicative of general constitutional infection.–
union without suppuration; union by the first intention.
That which stands first in order, rank, or importance; a chief matter.
A primary meeting; a caucus.
A primary planet; the brighter component of a double star. See under
Webster 1828 Edition
1.First in order of time; original; as the church of Christ in its primary institution.
These I call original or primary qualities of body.
2.First in dignity or importance; chief; principal. Our ancestors considered the education of youth or primary importance.
3.Elemental; intended to teach youth the first rudiments; as primary schools.
4.Radical; original; as the primary sense of a word.
Primary planets, are those which revolve about the sun, in distinction form the secondary planets, which revolve about the primary.
Primary qualities of bodies, are such as are original and inseparable from them.