- 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 repriming
Repriming his gun and picking his flint, Mike made his approach in his usual noiseless manner.
Repriming his gun, and picking his flint, he made his approaches in the usual noiseless manner.Diary in America, Series Two|Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Never word spoke he; repriming the piece, he applied the match again.The Fair God|Lew Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for repriming
- 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 repriming
In addition to the idioms beginning with prime
- prime mover
- prime of life
- prime the pump
- past one's prime