But "Fontodi, who makes the wine I am suggesting here, is one of the premier producers in the region."
In 2005, when premier Wen Jiabao visited Bangalore, he climbed a 200-foot high tower and waved another "Free Tibet" banner.
Debora Spar, the new president of Barnard, has been hired to bring a new dynamism to New York's premier women's university.
mid-15c., "first in time;" late 15c. as "first in rank," from Middle French premier "first, chief," from Latin primarius "of the first rank, chief" (see primary (adj.)).
1711 in the political sense, a shortening of premier minister (1680s); see premier (adj.). In U.S. usage, premier formerly was applied occasionally to the Secretary of State (1855-c.1900).