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Definition of "prim" []

  • Precise or proper to the point of affectation; excessively decorous. (adjective)
  • Strait-laced; prudish. (adjective)
  • Neat and trim: a prim hedgerow. (adjective)
  • To fix (the face or mouth) in a prim expression. (verb-transitive)
  • To make prim, as in dress or appearance. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prim" in a sentence
  • "We have 15,000 prims to make the world come alive (a prim is the fundamental building unit in Second Life)."
  • "Each "big" set is completed by and linked to an invisible prim, which is positioned at the center of the big virtual sphere, and this invisible prim responds to start and stop commands."
  • "A prim is a basic building block that is used to create build anything and everything in the virtual world of Second Life®."