great primer
Primer Prim"er, n. [Originally, the book read at prime, the first canonical hour. LL. primae liber. See {Prime}, n., 4.] 1. Originally, a small prayer book for church service, containing the little office of the Virgin Mary; also, a work of elementary religious instruction. [1913 Webster]

The primer, or office of the Blessed Virgin. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

2. A small elementary book for teaching children to read; a reading or spelling book for a beginner. [1913 Webster]

As he sat in the school at his prymer. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Note: Great primer type. [1913 Webster]


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  • Great primer — Great Great (gr[=a]t), a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE. gret, great, AS. gre[ a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D. groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.] 1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Great Primer — (spr. grēt praimer), s. Schriftarten …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • great primer — n. a large size of printing type, 18 point, formerly used esp. for Bibles …   English World dictionary

  • great primer — rim noun : a size of type approximately 18 point * * * Print. an 18 point type of a size larger than Columbian, formerly used for Bibles. [1675 85] * * * great primer see ↑primer • • • Main Entry: ↑great * * * great primer, a size of type (18… …   Useful english dictionary

  • great primer — Двойной боргес (Great Primer)     Шрифт, кегль [высота шрифта, размер] которого равен 18 пунктам (great primer6,77 мм в системе Дидо [европейская единица размера шрифта]).     Соотношение размеров в различных системах смотри на… …   Шрифтовая терминология

  • great primer — Print. an 18 point type of a size larger than Columbian, formerly used for Bibles. [1675 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Great primer — Двойной боргес (шрифт кегля 18) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • great primer — /greɪt ˈpraɪmə/ (say grayt pruymuh) noun Printing Obsolete a size of type equivalent to 18 point …   Australian English dictionary

  • Two-line great primer — Канон (шрифт кегля 36) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Primer — Prim er, n. [Originally, the book read at prime, the first canonical hour. LL. primae liber. See {Prime}, n., 4.] 1. Originally, a small prayer book for church service, containing the little office of the Virgin Mary; also, a work of elementary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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