- 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
Words nearby prime
Example sentences from the Web for reprimed
And very calmly Stair picked up the pistols and reprimed them.Patsy|S. R. Crockett
Edward threw open the pan of the lock of the gun, and reprimed it, that he might be sure, and then waited for what was to follow.The Children of the New Forest|Captain Marryat
Why had not I, long before, reprimed and reloaded my only weapons?Treasure Island|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for reprimed
- 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 reprimed
In addition to the idioms beginning with prime
- prime mover
- prime of life
- prime the pump
- past one's prime