Meaning of “premier” in the English Dictionary

"premier" in American English

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premieradjective [ not gradable ]

us /prɪˈmɪər, ˈpri·mɪər/

premier adjective [ not gradable ] (BEST)

best or most important:

He was widely regarded as one of the world’s premier authorities on heart disease.

premiernoun [ C ]

us /prɪˈmɪər, ˈpri·mɪər/

premier noun [ C ] (LEADER)

the leader of the government of some countries, or the leader of the government of a part of a country:

the premier of Ontario

(Definition of “premier” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"premier" in Business English

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premieradjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈpremiər/ us /prɪˈmɪər/

best or most important:

Marketing Glasgow as a premier business location involved a major advertising campaign.
Malaysia is the premier shopping destination in South-East Asia.
She is a portfolio manager at one of Edinburgh's premier investment houses.

(Definition of “premier” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)