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Definitions of primer

  1. any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. One who, or that which, primes Newage Dictionary DB
  3. an instrument or device for priming; esp., a cap, tube, or water containing percussion powder or other compound for igniting a charge of gunpowder. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. First; original; primary. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Originally, a small prayer book for church service, containing the little office of the Virgin Mary; also, a work of elementary religious instruction. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A small elementary book for teaching children to read; a reading or spelling book for a beginner. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A kind of type, of which there are two species; one, called long primer, intermediate in size between bourgeois and small pica [see Long primer]; the other, called great primer, larger than pica. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A small book from which children learn to read; a textbook containing the first principles of any subject. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A first book: a work of elementary religious instruction: a first reading-book: an elementary introduction to any subject. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. An elementary school-book; kind of type. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. An elementary reading-book. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Either of two sizes of type, known as great primer (18-point) and long primer (10-point). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. One who or that which primes anything, as a gun. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A first book; a work of elementary instruction; a small prayer-book; one of two sizes of type. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for primer

  1. Their artistic ideals were bounded by Coronation and the pictures in The New England Primer and Godey. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  2. London, 1880. Introductory Primer – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
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