HyperDic: priming

English > 3 senses of the word priming:
NOUNactprimingthe act of making something ready
artifactpriming, fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primerany igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
artifactpriming, flat coat, ground, primer, primer coat, priming coat, undercoatthe first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
priming > pronunciation
Soundspray'mihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > priming: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of making something ready.
Broaderpreparation, readyingThe activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
Spanishapresto, preparación
Catalanaprest, preparació
English > priming: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAny igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant.
Synonymsfuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer
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
English > priming: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningThe first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface.
Synonymsflat coat, ground, primer, 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

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