from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Preparatory: a college prep course; did extensive prep work for the interview.
  • n. Informal A preparatory school.
  • n. Informal Preparation: Daily practices are the best prep for the upcoming track meet.
  • n. Chiefly British The preparing of lessons; homework.
  • n. Informal A preppie.
  • intransitive v. To be enrolled in and attend a preparatory school.
  • intransitive v. To study or train in preparation for something.
  • transitive v. To prepare (someone) for a medical examination or surgical procedure.
  • transitive v. To prepare or prime: prep a surface for painting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Preparation.
  • n. Abbreviation of preposition.
  • n. Homework, work set to do outside class time, used widely in public schools and preparatory schools but not state schools.
  • v. To prepare.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A student who is taking a preparatory course of study; especially, one who is preparing for college.
  • n. An abbreviation of preposition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)


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  • Perp in reverse.

    July 22, 2007