1. [ noun ] (color) the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
Synonyms: ground primer priming_coat primer_coat priming flat_coat
Related terms: coat_of_paint couch prime
2. [ noun ] seal consisting of a coating of a tar or rubberlike material on the underside of a motor vehicle to retard corrosion
Synonyms: underseal
Related terms: seal prime
3. [ verb ] cover with a primer; apply a primer to
Synonyms: ground prime
Related terms: paint flat_coat
4. [ noun ] (zoology) thick soft fur lying beneath the longer and coarser guard hair
Synonyms: underfur
Related terms: fur
Similar spelling:   undercoated