Origin of primer1
Definition for primer (2 of 3)
Definition for primer (3 of 3)
- 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.
Origin of prime
SYNONYMS FOR prime
Examples from the Web for primer
Like Edgar, he remembers a unique time when American rappers came down and performed at the Primer Festival de Rap Cubano.
Ahead of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ Sujay Kumar offers a primer on the voyages of the Starship Enterprise.‘Star Trek’ for Dummies: Get Ready for ‘Into Darkness’ With Our Primer|Sujay Kumar|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A primer to the career of the man who just became one of the most important figures in sports.Meet Jason Collins, the First Gay Athlete in Major American Sports|Kevin Fallon|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nine years ago he dazzled audiences with his $7,000 time-travel flick ‘Primer.’‘Upstream Color,’ Shane Carruth’s Sci-Fi Drama, Is the Year’s Craziest Film (So Far)|Marlow Stern|April 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Below, a primer on what we know about the drone program—and what we still need to find out.
He found that the only way he could keep it running well enough to stay in the air was to work the primer pump.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson
This book is planned on a method similar to the ‘Primer of Tennyson.’A Catalogue of Books and Announcements of Methuen and Company, March 1897|Methuen and Company
Yes, sir; it shows just a portion of the primer, and a very small portion of the firing-pin impression.
Now, the primer is made out of a very soft metal that can be dented.
As a primer is used by a child to acquire by degrees, principles and a spirit.Sermons Preached at Brighton|Frederick W. Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for primer (1 of 3)
Word Origin for primer
British Dictionary definitions for primer (2 of 3)
Word Origin for primer
British Dictionary definitions for primer (3 of 3)
- 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 Formsprimely, adverbprimeness, noun
Word Origin for prime
Idioms and Phrases with primer
In addition to the idioms beginning with prime
- prime mover
- prime of life
- prime the pump
- past one's prime