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Verb (usu participle)


Noun premise has 1 sense

Verb premise has 3 senses


premisen. [F. prémisse, fr. L. praemissus, p. p. of praemittere to send before; prae before + mittere to send. See Mission.].
  •  A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition.  [1913 Webster]
    "The premises observed,
    Thy will by my performance shall be served.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Either of the first two propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn.  [1913 Webster]
    "While the premises stand firm, it is impossible to shake the conclusion."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Matters previously stated or set forth; esp., that part in the beginning of a deed, the office of which is to express the grantor and grantee, and the land or thing granted or conveyed, and all that precedes the habendum; the thing demised or granted.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts; as, to lease premises; to trespass on another's premises.  [1913 Webster]
premisev. t. [From L. praemissus, p. p., or E. premise, n. See Premise, n.].
  •  To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously.  [1913 Webster]
    "The premised flames of the last day."  [1913 Webster]
    "If venesection and a cathartic be premised."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To set forth beforehand, or as introductory to the main subject; to offer previously, as something to explain or aid in understanding what follows; especially, to lay down premises or first propositions, on which rest the subsequent reasonings.  [1913 Webster]
    "I premise these particulars that the reader may know that I enter upon it as a very ungrateful task."  [1913 Webster]
premisev. i. 
     To make a premise; to set forth something as a premise.  Swift.  [1913 Webster]


premise, n. & v.
1 Logic = PREMISS.
2 (in pl.) a a house or building with its grounds and appurtenances. b Law houses, lands, or tenements previously specified in a document etc.
--v.tr. say or write by way of introduction.

on the premises in the building etc. concerned.
ME f. OF premisse f. med.L praemissa (propositio) (proposition) set in front f. L praemittere praemiss- (as PRAE-, mittere send)



a priori principle, affirmation, ancestor, antecedent, apriorism, argue, assert, assertion, assume, assumed position, assumption, avant-propos, axiom, basis, basis for belief, body of evidence, breakthrough, categorical proposition, chain of evidence, clue, conjecture, data, datum, documentation, evidence, exhibit, exordium, fact, facts, first principles, forerunner, foreword, foundation, front matter, frontispiece, ground, grounds, grounds for belief, guesswork, hypothecate, hypothesis, hypothesis ad hoc, hypothesize, indication, inference, innovation, introduce, introduction, item of evidence, leap, lemma, major premise, manifestation, mark, material grounds, minor premise, muniments, mute witness, overture, philosopheme, philosophical proposition, piece of evidence, posit, position, postulate, postulation, postulatum, preamble, precedent, precursor, predicate, preface, prefix, prefixture, preliminary, prelude, premises, premiss, presume, presumption, presupposal, presuppose, presupposition, proem, prolegomena, prolegomenon, prolepsis, prologize, prologue, proof, proposal, propose, proposition, propositional function, protasis, put forth, reason to believe, relevant fact, set forth, set of postulates, sign, statement, sumption, supposal, suppose, supposing, supposition, surmise, symptom, theorem, theorize, thesis, token, truth table, truth-function, truth-value, verse, voluntary, working hypothesis




VB precede, come before, come first, head, lead, take the lead, lead the way, lead the dance, be in the vanguard, introduce, usher in, have the pas, set the fashion, open the ball, take precedence, have precedence, have the start, place before, prefix, premise, prelude, preface.


VB predict, prognosticate, prophesy, vaticinate, divine, foretell, soothsay, augurate, tell fortunes, cast a horoscope, cast a nativity, advise, forewarn, presage, augur, bode, abode, forebode, foretoken, betoken, prefigure, preshow, portend, foreshow, foreshadow, shadow forth, typify, pretypify, ominate, signify, point to, usher in, herald, premise, announce, lower, hold out expectation, raise expectation, excite expectation, excite hope, bid fair, promise, lead one to expect, be the precursor, extrapolate, project.

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