American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A preliminary: teams that were eliminated in the prelims; studied hard for my prelims.
- n. a minor match preceding the main event
- n. an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
“The Cats earned the right to contest their third-straight 'prelim' with a hard-fought but thoroughly professional 14-point qualifying final victory over the Western Bulldogs at the MCG on Saturday.”
“Today in Sports: In a prelim, diver Greg Louganis bangs his head on the diving board at the Seoul Olympics.”
“Outstanding Lead Actress: This may be the toughest and most unpredictable race in years and one that's a bit moot since the true best actress of 2010, The Young and the Restless' Melody Thomas Scott Nikki, was egregiously snubbed by her petty co-stars and denied her rightful place on the prelim ballot, making it impossible for her to be nominated.”
“BTW, anyone here want to talk about that prelim Aerospace Corp. report comparing Ares I to EELV, the one that has Ares I as the prelim optimal choice, the one that Doug Cook felt comfie enough that he invited the ULA folks to participate, give their own (rosy) numbers on?”
“After all, I have a prelim tomorrow for which I have to finish preparing.”
“A narrow majority said the president's policies would hurt the country, according to the prelim inary data.”
“But eh, confidentially, any chance we can get the tiniest peek at a Hulk prelim or whatnot?”
“Very often, defendants in high-profile cases choose not to have prelim hearings so they don't have their names dragged through the mud anymore," says Robert C. Power, a professor of law at Widener School of Law in Harrisburg, Pa.”
“Someone I work with also got prelim hockey tickets without knowing who was playing, and ended up with like Germany vs. Slovenia or something (we were going to buy those tickets if we didn't get any other ones ourselves!).”
“This is just for that one prelim game that I'm going to be at, right?”
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