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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prim·er /ˈprɪmɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 prim·er /ˈpraɪmɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prim·er n. One who, or that which, primes; specifically, an instrument or device for priming; esp., a cap, tube, or water containing percussion powder or other compound for igniting a charge of gunpowder.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prim·er, a.  First; original; primary. [Obs.] “The primer English kings.”
 Primer fine O. Eng. Law, a fine due to the king on the writ or commencement of a suit by fine. --Blackstone.
 Primer seizin Feudal Law, the right of the king, when a tenant in capite died seized of a knight's fee, to receive of the heir, if of full age, one year's profits of the land if in possession, and half a year's profits if the land was in reversion expectant on an estate for life; -- now abolished.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prim·er n.
 1. Originally, a small prayer book for church service, containing the little office of the Virgin Mary; also, a work of elementary religious instruction.
    The primer, or office of the Blessed Virgin.   --Bp. Stillingfleet.
 2. A small elementary book for teaching children to read; a reading or spelling book for a beginner.
    As he sat in the school at his prymer.   --Chaucer.
 3. Print. 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.
 Note: Great primer type.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an introductory textbook
      2: any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a
         propellant [syn: fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, priming]
      3: the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a
         surface [syn: flat coat, ground, priming, primer
         coat, priming coat, undercoat]