Associations to the word «Primate»


PRIMATE, noun. (zoology) A mammal of the order Primates, including simians and prosimians.
PRIMATE, noun. (informal) A simian anthropoid; an ape, human or monkey.
PRIMATE, noun. (ecclesiastical) In the Catholic Church, a rare title conferred to or claimed by the sees of certain archbishops, or the highest-ranking bishop of a present or historical, usually political circumscription.
PRIMATE, noun. (ecclesiastical) In the Anglican Church, an archbishop, or the highest-ranking bishop of an ecclesiastic province.

Dictionary definition

PRIMATE, noun. A senior clergyman and dignitary.
PRIMATE, noun. Any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet.

Wise words

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery