—n. 1. a first public performance or showing of a play, opera, film, etc.
2. the leading woman, as in a drama.
—v.t. to present publicly for the first time: to premiere a new foreign film.
—v.i. 1. to have the first public showing: It will premiere at the Arcadia Theater. 2. to perform publicly for the first time, as in a particular role, entertainment medium, etc.: When does he premiere as Hamlet?
—adj. first; initial; principal: a premiere showing; the premiere attraction of the evening.