Premise

[p_ɹ_ˈɛ_m_ɪ_s], [pɹˈɛmɪs], [pɹˈɛmɪs]

Definitions of premise:

  1.   To make a premise; to set forth something as a premise.
  2.   A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts; as, to lease premises; to trespass on another's premises.
  3.   A distinct portion of land with its appurtenances.
  4.   To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously.
  5.   That which is premised: a proposition antecedently supposed or proved for after- reasoning: ( logic) one of the two propositions in a syllogism from which the conclusion is drawn: the thing set forth in the beginning of a deed:- pl. a building and its adjuncts.
  6.   set forth beforehand, often as an explanation; " He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"
  7.   To state antecedent propositions.
  8.   A statement accepted as true from which a conclusion is drawn.
  9.   Either of the first two propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn.
  10.   A preposition antecedently assumed or laid down.
  11.   A proposition laid down as a basis of reasoning.
  12.   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.
  13.   To speak or write previously, or as introductory to the main subject; to lay down as propositions to reason from.
  14.   A proposition laid down or proven, as a basis for argument.
  15.   To state, or lay down, first.
  16.   To state in advance.
  17.   To speak or write as introductory to the main subject; to explain or offer previously; to lay down as first propositions on which the subsequent ones are based.
  18.   To state in advance, as an explanation.
  19.   The two propositions of a syllogism, called respectively major and minor, from which the conclusion is deduced, subject- matter of a conveyance or deed as set forth in the beginning; a building and its adjuncts.
  20.   take something as preexisting and given
  21.   To send or state before the rest: to make an introduction: to lay down propositions for subsequent reasonings.
  22.   a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; " on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
  23.   A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition.
  24.   furnish with a preface or introduction; " She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; " He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
  25.   To make an explanation beforehand.
  26.   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.

Quotes for premise:

  1. Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. – Kofi Annan
  2. All of the factors that make up a quality city- safe streets, high paying jobs, strong neighborhoods, etc. - emanate from a strong educational premise – Alan Autry
  3. I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation. – Mikhail Bakunin
  4. The premise of this foundation is one life on this planet is no more valuable than the next. – Melinda Gates
  5. Well, your premise is correct, that we have to first guard against those who have an affiliation with terrorists and a connection, and so we have watch lists and systems that can make that connection. – Asa Hutchinson
  6. As you know, Social Security functions under the premise that today's workers will help finance benefits for retirees and that these workers will then be supported by the next generation of workers paying into the same system. – Steve Israel
  7. Essential to the theory of evolution is the premise that everything has come into being by itself. – Walter Lang
  8. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. – Ralph Nader
  9. If your basic premise about the fundamental purpose of our government is that it must provide for the common defense, then no other position is possible. – Don Nickles
  10. I have always loved science fiction. One of my favorite shows is 'Star Trek.' I like the trips, where it drops my mind off, because they give you a premise and all of a sudden, you say, 'Oh!' and I'm fascinated by it. – Leslie Nielsen
  11. Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation- not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago. – Barack Obama
  12. Germany, I think, was first to substitute a Social Security program for its elderly based on this premise that is, that we would tax workers to pay retirement benefits for those retired. – John Shadegg
  13. Stories had always been told about male genies coming out of bottles, but they were usually fat, old men. Never had the genie been a gorgeous woman, so that idea really appealed to me, and I created the series based on that premise – Sidney Sheldon
  14. The basic premise of this is that, yes, people have learned to clone each other, but that cloning is illegal. Not that it's bad, just that the law as it is now, is that if you die, you're dead. – Roger Spottiswoode

Usage examples for premise:

  1. This I thought fit to premise before the lives of Pelopidas and Marcellus, who were both great men, but who both fell by their own rashness. ” – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. The real nerve of the thinking of a mind so vehement, so passionate, so essentially dramatic is to be sought not in some principle which was the major premise of his syllogisms, but in some pervading emotion. ” – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  3. “ I therefore premise that those who may be tempted to take up this publication, merely with a view of seeking aliment for their enmity, will, in more respects than one, probably find themselves disappointed. ” – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  4. And his rage was based upon the premise that Lawler was guilty. ” – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  5. The ballooning exploits which, however, we have now to recount had quite another and more special object consistently in view- that of scientific investigation; and we would here premise that the proper appreciation of these investigations will depend on a due understanding of the attendant circumstances, as also of the constant characteristic behaviour of balloons, whether despatched for mere travel or research. ” – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  6. The premise of the suffrage argument that the woman in industry needs the ballot in order to get fair treatment is the assumption that she now fails to get as fair treatment as is given the industrial man, and that this is due to the fact that she has no vote. ” –  by
  7. As is well known, the premise of this prevision is in the actual conditions of present capitalist production. ” – Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History by Antonio Labriola
  8. Here again Ogilvie has not so much a unity of structure in view as a unity of the passions, and it is this particular theme which generally guides his discourse; it is the general premise upon which his inquiry depends and on which his major justification of lyric poetry is based. ” – An Essay on the Lyric Poetry of the Ancients by John Ogilvie Commentator: Wallace Jackson
  9. Granting this premise then what should follow next? ” – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  10. In such a case it is impossible to premise to what clouds of self- delusion an imaginative man will not rise. ” – Essays Æsthetical by George Calvert
  11. As a matter of course the argument was built upon the premise that the so- called Confederate States were never legally separated from the Union, but were bound by all the obligations and entitled to all the privileges of other States. ” – The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction by Charles Ernest Chadsey
  12. “ I suppose that the chief premise for my hospitality towards the religious testimony of others is my conviction that " normal" or " sane" consciousness is so small a part of actual experience. ” – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  13. There must be as little disturbance as possible of the premise of a self- contained community. ” – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  14. “ I only premise that I have left the facts of the history unaltered, even in the names; and that I believe them to be, in every particular, true. ” – Stories of Childhood by Various
  15. It may take, for instance, as its major premise Love is the divine secret of blessedness. ” – The Five Great Philosophies of Life by William de Witt Hyde
  16. And indeed the elderly gentleman was a person of whom one might premise judging by his voice and appearance, that he would probably make himself at home anywhere. ” – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  17. The point is that whoever removed the needle pricked himself and yet did not die of the venom- unless it was a person not under our observation, an unlikely premise – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  18. If she, the Tocsin, knew, then- his mind was working subconsciously, leaping from premise to a dimly seen, half formed conclusion, while his eyes travelled rapidly over the written lines. ” – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  19. “ Edward clearly found himself able to accept only the premise – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  20. Indeed, in a land so peculiarly adapted to their cultivation, it is difficult to account for this neglect if you admit the premise that Americans are civilized and intellectual. ” – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe

Alphabet: