prime+mover

  • 1 Prime mover — may mean:In Theology: * Prime Mover in the Cosmological argument, as a first cause of existenceIn railways: * Prime mover (locomotive), a component of a locomotiveIn haulage: * Prime mover (tractor unit), a structure that provides the motive… …

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  • 2 prime mover — n 1.) someone who helps to make something happen and has great influence in the way it develops prime mover in/of/behind ▪ He was a prime mover in the bid to get better pay for West Indian cricketers. ▪ She was a prime mover of social change in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 Prime Mover — Éditeur Psygnosis Développeur Interactivision Date de sortie 1993 Genre Course (Moto) Mode de jeu Un joueur Plate f …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 6 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 prime mover — *origin, source, provenance, provenience, inception, root …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 prime mover — noun Etymology: translation of Medieval Latin primus motor Date: 1809 1. a. an initial source of motive power (as a windmill, waterwheel, turbine, or internal combustion engine) designed to receive and modify force and motion as supplied by some… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 prime mover — prime′ mov′er n. 1) a) mec the initial agent, as wind or electricity, that puts a machine in motion b) mec a machine, as a waterwheel or steam engine, that receives and modifies energy as supplied by some natural source 2) mil a means of towing a …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 prime mover — 1. Mech. a. the initial agent, as wind or electricity, that puts a machine in motion. b. a machine, as a water wheel or steam engine, that receives and modifies energy as supplied by some natural source. 2. means of towing a cannon, as an animal …

    Universalium

  • 15 prime mover — noun a) The initial agent that is the cause of all things. b) A machine, such as a water wheel or steam engine, that receives and modifies energy as supplied by some natural source or fuel and transforms it into mechanical work Syn …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 prime mover — See mover, unmoved …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 17 prime mover — Synonyms and related words: abettor, actor, actuator, agent, ancestors, animator, apprentice, architect, artificer, artist, author, begetter, beginner, builder, cajoler, catalyst, causer, coax, coaxer, conceiver, constructor, craftsman, creator,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 prime mover — noun (C) 1 someone who has great influence in the development of something important: She s one of the prime movers in the Republican movement. 2 technical a natural force, such as wind or water, that can be used to produce power …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 prime mover — /praɪm ˈmuvə/ (say pruym moohvuh) noun 1. Mechanics a. the initial agent which puts a machine in motion, as wind, electricity, etc. b. a machine, as a waterwheel or steam engine, which receives and modifies energy as supplied by some natural… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 prime mover — A vehicle, including heavy construction equipment, possessing military characteristics, designed primarily for towing heavy, wheeled weapons and frequently providing facilities for the transportation of the crew of, and ammunition for, the weapon …

    Military dictionary