Pronunciation: (prim'ur or, esp. Brit., prī'mur),[key] —n. 1. an elementary book for teaching children to read.
2. any book of elementary principles: a primer of phonetics. 3. See great primer. 4. See long primer.
Pronunciation: (prī'mur),[key] —n. 1. a person or thing that primes.
2. a cap, cylinder, etc., containing a compound that may be exploded by percussion or other means, used for firing a charge of powder.
3. a first coat or layer of paint, size, etc., given to any surface as a base, sealer, or the like.