premier vs premiere : Common Errors in English

About premier vs premiere

These words are, respectively, the masculine and feminine forms of the word for “first” in French; but they have become differentiated in English. Only the masculine form is used as an adjective, as in “Tidy-Pool is the premier pool-cleaning firm in Orange County.” The confusion arises when these words are used as nouns. The prime minister of a parliamentary government is known as a “premier.” The opening night of a film or play is its “premiere.”“Premiere” as a verb is common in the arts and in show business (“the show premiered on PBS” ), but it is less acceptable in other contexts ("the state government premiered its new welfare system” ). Use “introduced,” or, if real innovation is involved, “pioneered.”

premier Meaning(s)

  • (n) the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom
  • (n) the person who is head of state (in several countries)
  • (v) be performed for the first time
  • (v) perform a work for the first time
  • (s) first in rank or degree
  • (s) preceding all others in time

premiere Meaning(s)

  • (n) the first public performance of a play or movie
  • (v) be performed for the first time
  • (v) perform a work for the first time
  • (s) preceding all others in time

premier in News

  1. Premier Health changes name

    The Dayton market’s largest health system is making a slight change to its name. Premier Health Partners is now doing business as Premier Health, dropping the “Partners” from the end of the organization’s name, officials with the group said. This is part of a rebranding effort that began in recent months, Premier Health spokeswoman Diane Ewing said. Premier Health is the Dayton metro’s second ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Today's Pulse

  2. Premier Auto Launches New Website by®, Extends Consumer Reach

    Premier Auto in Kansas City, Missouri joins to utilize the simple, powerful and effective marketing solutions offered. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  3. Premier Brands Inc. Provides New Service, VIP Product Development Service

    SAN DIEGO -- Premier Brands, Inc. (the "Company") , a company in the business of creating, acquiring and marketing consumer packaged goods and new product development, today announced that the ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

premiere in News

  1. Infiniteskills' "Learning Premiere Pro CC Tutorial Video" Offers Extensive Insight to Professional Video Editing ...

    Software training firm InfiniteSkills Inc. this week released its Learning Adobe Premiere Pro CC Tutorial, an 18-hour training course designed to teach both beginning and experienced Premiere users to quickly and efficiently integrate the latest version of this professional-level video editor into a video production workflow. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  2. 'Pretty Little Liars' Season Premiere: Ten Questions We're Dying to Know the Answers To

    (ABC Family) The season four premiere of Pretty Little Liars definitely left us hankering for more. It did manage to momentarily relieve our curiosity (i.e. finally discovering what the heck was in the back of Wilden's trunk, nearly revealing the Queen of Hearts), but — like most PLL episodes — the premiere left us with more questions the answers that will probably be slowly revealed through ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Zimbio

  3. Premiere Opportunities Group, Inc signs Hispanica International Delights of America, Inc, as Advisory Client

    Totowa, NJ -- Chris H. Giordano Premiere's Chairman stated "We are pleased to announce that in conjunction with our strategy to develop our Advisory Services subsidiary known as Trident Merchant Group, ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

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