Definitions for PREPprɛp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prepprɛp(n.; adj.; v.)prepped, prep•ping.

  1. (n.)a preparatory school.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Education

  2. a preliminary or warm-up activity or event; trial run.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. preparation.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. the act of preparing a patient for a medical or surgical procedure.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Medicine, Surgery

  5. (adj.)preparatory.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. involving or used for preparation:

    the mortuary's prep room.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Medicine

  7. (v.t.)to prepare (a person) for a test, debate, etc.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. to prepare (a patient) for a medical or surgical procedure.

    Category: Surgery

  9. (v.i.)to prepare; get ready:

    to prep for the game.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. to attend a preparatory school.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of prep:

1860–65; by shortening


  1. preparation.

  2. preparatory.

  3. prepare.

  4. preposition.

    Category: Grammar

Princeton's WordNet

  1. homework, prep, preparation(noun)

    preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)


  1. prep(Noun)


  2. prep(Noun)

    A student or graduate of a prep school, a preppy.

  3. prep(Noun)

    Homework, work set to do outside class time, used widely in public schools and preparatory schools but not state schools.

  4. prep(Verb)

    To prepare.

  5. prep(Abbreviation)



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