from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Preparatory.
  • noun A preparatory school.
  • noun Preparation.
  • noun A preppie.
  • intransitive verb To be enrolled in and attend a preparatory school.
  • intransitive verb To prepare for something.
  • intransitive verb To prepare (someone) for a medical examination or surgical procedure.
  • intransitive verb To prepare or prime.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable Preparation.
  • noun Abbreviation of preposition.
  • noun UK, uncountable Homework, work set to do outside class time, used widely in public schools and preparatory schools but not state schools.
  • verb informal To prepare.

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

  • noun preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)


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  • Perp in reverse.

    July 22, 2007