prime minister


prime minister
noun
ADJECTIVE
deputy
acting, caretaker, interim, transitional
incumbent, present
former, previous
outgoing
strong
beleaguered (esp. BrE)

The beleaguered prime minister is coming under more pressure.

Conservative, Labour, etc.
VERB + PRIME MINISTER
appoint, appoint sb (as), elect, elect sb (as)
serve as

He served briefly as prime minister from 1920 to 1921.

(For more verbs see the entry for minister.)
PREPOSITION
under a/the prime minister

She held office under two different prime ministers.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • prime minister — prime ministerial /pruym min euh stear ee euhl/, adj. prime ministership, n. prime ministry. the principal minister and head of government in parliamentary systems; chief of the cabinet or ministry: the British prime minister. [1640 50] * * * or… …   Universalium

  • Prime Minister — prime min·is·ter / mi nə stər/ n 1: the chief minister of a ruler or state 2: the official head of a cabinet or ministry; esp: the chief executive of a parliamentary government prime min·is·te·ri·al / ˌmi nə stir ē əl/ adj prime min·is·ter·ship …   Law dictionary

  • Prime Minister — abbreviation PM n the most important minister and leader of the government in some countries which have a parliament ▪ the British Prime Minister ▪ He first became prime minister in 1982. Prime Minister of ▪ the Prime Minister of Turkey …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Prime minister — Prime Prime, a. [F., fr. L. primus first, a superl. corresponding to the compar. prior former. See {Prior}, a., {Foremost}, {Former}, and cf. {Prim}, a., {Primary}, {Prince}.] 1. First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prime minister — 1640s, see PRIME (Cf. prime) (adj.) and MINISTER (Cf. minister). Applied to the First Minister of State of Great Britain since 1694 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Prime Minister — ♦ Prime Ministers N COUNT: usu the N; N TITLE; N VOC The leader of the government in some countries is called the Prime Minister. ...the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Miss Benazir Bhutto... This had been a disastrous week for Prime Minister… …   English dictionary

  • Prime Minister — Жанр Транс, Рок музыка, Поп музыка, Фьюжн Годы c 1997 Страна …   Википедия

  • prime minister — n. in parliamentary governments, the chief executive and, usually, head of the cabinet prime ministry n …   English World dictionary

  • prime minister — ► NOUN ▪ the head of an elected government; the principal minister of a sovereign or state …   English terms dictionary

  • Prime Minister — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Popmusik Gründung 1997 Aktuelle Besetzung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • prime minister — noun count usually singular * the political leader in countries such as the U.K. that are governed by a parliament …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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