Prime mover


Prime mover

Prime mover may mean:

In Theology:
* Prime Mover in the Cosmological argument, as a 'first cause' of existence

In railways:
* Prime mover (locomotive), a component of a locomotive

In haulage:
* Prime mover (tractor unit), a structure that provides the motive power to haul a load, as in:
** A Semi-trailer truck in Australian English
** A Ballast tractor
** A military vehicle hauling an artillery piece

In entertainment:
* An episode of "The Twilight Zone", The Prime Mover
* "Prime Mover", the 1987 hit single from Zodiac Mindwarp
* "Prime Mover", the title of a song on Rush's 1987 album "Hold Your Fire".
* "Prime Mover" (videogame), a videogame published by Psygnosis in 1993
* "The Prime Movers", a quasi-omniscient race of alien superbeings in the Buck Godot comic series by Phil Foglio.


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  • Prime mover — 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 mover — prime movers N COUNT: usu N behind/in n The prime mover behind a plan, idea, or situation is someone who has an important influence in starting it. He was the prime mover behind the coup... He has been named as the prime mover in the conspiracy… …   English dictionary

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  • prime mover — noun count someone who has a major influence on the starting or development of something: one of the prime movers behind the new museum project …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prime mover — index aggressor, architect, author (originator), determinant, promoter, protagonist, reason (basis) …   Law dictionary

  • prime mover — prīm mü vər n AGONIST (1) * * * see agonist * * * a muscle that acts directly to bring about a desired movement …   Medical dictionary

  • prime mover — *origin, source, provenance, provenience, inception, root …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prime mover — n. 1. a) the original force in a series of transmissions of force b) any initiating or principal force 2. any natural force applied by people to produce power, as muscular energy or flowing water 3. a machine, as a turbine, that converts a… …   English World dictionary

  • prime mover — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms prime mover : singular prime mover plural prime movers someone who has a major influence on the starting or development of something one of the prime movers behind the new museum project …   English dictionary