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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Primary \Pri"ma*ry\, n.; pl. Primaries. 1. That which stands first in order, rank, or importance; a chief matter. [1913 Webster] 2. A primary meeting; a caucus. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) One of the large feathers on the distal joint of a bird's wing. See Plumage, and Illust. of Bird. [1913 Webster] 4. (Astron.) A primary planet; the brighter component of a double star. See under Planet. [1913 Webster]