HyperDic: primer

English > 3 senses of the word primer:
NOUNcommunicationprimeran introductory textbook
artifactprimer, fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primingany igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
artifactprimer, flat coat, ground, priming, primer coat, priming coat, undercoatthe first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
primer > pronunciation
Soundspray'mer
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English > primer: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn introductory textbook.
NarrowerhornbookA primer that provides instruction in the rudiments or basic skills of a branch of knowledge
spellerAn introductory textbook to teach spelling
Broadertextbook, text, text edition, schoolbook, school textA book prepared for use in schools or colleges
Spanishabecé, silabario, texto elemental
Catalantext elemental
English > primer: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAny igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant.
Synonymsfuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, priming
Narrowerdetonating fuseA fuse containing an explosive
safety fuseA slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter
time-fuseA fuse made to burn for a given time (especially to explode a bomb)
Broaderlighter, light, igniter, ignitorA device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
Spanishimprimación
Catalancartilla
Verbsprimeinsert / insert a primer into (a gun / gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
English > primer: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningThe first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface.
Synonymsflat coat, ground, priming, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat
NarrowercouchA flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer
Broadercoat of paintA layer of paint covering something else
Spanishprimera mano
Catalanprimera mà
Verbsprimecover with a primer

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