Dictionary Results for priming

1. priming - noun

· the act of making something ready

Hypernym(s): preparation, readying

2. priming - noun

· any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

Synonym(s): fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer

Hypernym(s): lighter, light, igniter, ignitor

3. priming - noun

· the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

Synonym(s): flat_coat, ground, primer, primer_coat, priming_coat, undercoat

Hypernym(s): coat_of_paint

4. prime - verb

· insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"

Hypernym(s): fix, prepare, set_up, ready, gear_up, set

5. prime - verb

· cover with a primer; apply a primer to

Synonym(s): ground, undercoat

Hypernym(s): paint

6. prime - verb

· fill with priming liquid; "prime a car engine"

Hypernym(s): fill, fill_up, make_full

7. prim - verb

· assume a prim appearance; "They mince and prim"

Hypernym(s): change

8. prim - verb

· contract one's lips; "She primmed her lips after every bite of food"

Hypernym(s): compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

9. prim - verb

· dress primly

Synonym(s): prim_up, prim_out

Hypernym(s): dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit_out, apparel

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