Associations to the word «Primordial»


PRIMORDIAL, adjective. First, earliest or original
PRIMORDIAL, adjective. (biology) characteristic of the earliest stage of the development of an organism, or relating to a primordium
PRIMORDIAL, adjective. Primeval
PRIMORDIAL, noun. A first principle or element.
PRIMORDIAL SEA, noun. The oceans of the earth at a time early in its history. The term generally implies either the time before or during the development of multi-cellular life forms (i.e., during the Precambrian), or alternatively before the development of the first land-based life forms (i.e. during the early Paleozoic).
PRIMORDIAL SOUP, noun. (informal) The state of the Earth's oceans at a very early time in the planet's history, during the early development of multicellular organisms.

Dictionary definition

PRIMORDIAL, adjective. Having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats