Primaries
Primary Pri"ma*ry, n.; pl. {Primaries}. 1. That which stands first in order, rank, or importance; a chief matter. [1913 Webster]

2. A primary meeting; a caucus. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) One of the large feathers on the distal joint of a bird's wing. See {Plumage}, and Illust. of {Bird}. [1913 Webster]

4. (Astron.) A primary planet; the brighter component of a double star. See under {Planet}. [1913 Webster]


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