Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun primer

3 senses of primer

Sense 1
primer -- (an introductory textbook)
       => textbook, text, text edition, schoolbook, school text -- (a book prepared for use in schools or colleges; "his economics textbook is in its tenth edition"; "the professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy")

Sense 2
fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer, priming -- (any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant)
       => lighter, light, igniter, ignitor -- (a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?")

Sense 3
flat coat, ground, primer, priming, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat -- (the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface)
       => coat of paint -- (a layer of paint covering something else)

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