- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM prime
Words nearby prime
Example sentences from the Web for reprime
After expanding the shell, the next operation is to reprime the shells.The Modern American Pistol and Revolver|A. C. Gould
But Mount quietly pocketed the paper and began to whistle and reprime his rifle.Cardigan|Robert W. Chambers
The men halted for a moment to get their breath and to reprime their guns.On the Spanish Main|John Masefield
British Dictionary definitions for reprime
- 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 reprime
In addition to the idioms beginning with prime
- prime mover
- prime of life
- prime the pump
- past one's prime