- prime number.
- one of the equal parts into which a unit is primarily divided.
- the mark (′) indicating such a division: a, a′.
- unison(def 2).
- (in a scale) the tonic or keynote.
verb (used with object), primed, prim·ing.
verb (used without object), primed, prim·ing.
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Origin of prime
SYNONYMS FOR prime
OTHER WORDS FROM prime
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Example sentences from the Web for primed
By the time Gurira took her place at the Google podium to read from the play, the audience was primed for emotion.
As a result, Tisei almost beat Tierney in the Democratic year of 2012 and was primed to win a rematch.The 8 Most Competitive Congressional Races of 2014|Ben Jacobs|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That means that your body is primed to breakdown molecules for energy.
Few series, then, are as primed for in-depth dissections of its most pivotal scenes.Inside Orange Is the New Black’s Terrifying Showdown Between Red and Vee|Kevin Fallon|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Matteo Renzi is primed to become Italy's next prime minister—and he's being called a cross between Tony Blair and The Fonz.
The next morning brought Constance Elliot, primed with a complete scheme for the future of the Dana.The Nest Builder|Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale
The Russian colonel looked long and thoughtfully at the primed Chinese.I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon|Richard Sabia
When the charging has been effected, the flambeau is primed by inserting a quickmatch in the composition.
When thoroughly charged and primed, Robin went off home to write his treatise.The Battery and the Boiler|R.M. Ballantyne
Such was the story which Maleotti, primed thereto by Simone, had to tell.The God of Love|Justin Huntly McCarthy
British Dictionary definitions for primed
- having no factors except itself or onex² + x + 3 is a prime polynomial
- (foll by to) having no common factors (with)20 is prime to 21
- the tonic of a scale
Derived forms of primeprimely, adverbprimeness, noun
Word Origin for prime
Idioms and Phrases with primed
In addition to the idioms beginning with prime
- prime mover
- prime of life
- prime the pump
- past one's prime