HyperDic: starter

English > 7 senses of the word starter:
NOUNartifactstarter, starter motor, starting motoran electric motor for starting an engine
person startera contestant in a team sport who is in the game / game / game at the beginning
person starter, dispatcherthe official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
person starter, newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrantany new participant in some activity
foodstarter, appetizer, appetiserfood or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
artifactstarter, cranka hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
actstartera culture containing yeast or bacteria that is used to start / start the process of fermentation or souring in making butter or cheese or dough
starter > pronunciation
Soundsstaa'rter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > starter: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn electric motor for starting an engine.
Synonymsstarter motor, starting motor
Part ofelectrical systemequipment in a motor vehicle that provides electricity to start the engine and ignite the fuel and operate the lights and windshield wiper and heater and air conditioner and radio
Narrowerkick starter, kick startA starter (as on a motorcycle) that is activated with the foot and the weight of the body
self-starterAn electric starting motor that automatically starts an internal-combustion engine
Broaderelectric motorA motor that converts electricity to mechanical work
Spanishbotón de arranque, cebador, motor de arranque, starter
Catalanbotó d'arrencada, estàrter
English > starter: 7 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA contestant in a team sport who is in the game / game / game at the beginning.
Narrowerstarting pitcher(baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game
BroadercontestantA person who participates in competitions
English > starter: 7 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningThe official who signals the beginning of a race or competition.
Synonymdispatcher
Broaderofficialsomeone who administers the rules of a game / game or sport
English > starter: 7 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningAny new participant in some activity.
Synonymsnewcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant
Narrowerrecruit, enlisteeAny new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
Broadernovice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiatesomeone new to a field / field or activity
Spanishnewbie, novato, nuevo, recién llegado
Catalanneòfit, nouvingut, principiant
Verbsstarttake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action
startbring into being
English > starter: 7 senses > noun 5, food
MeaningFood or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course).
Synonymsappetizer, appetiser
NarrowerantipastoA course of appetizers in an Italian meal
canapeAn appetizer consisting usually of a thin slice of bread or toast spread with caviar or cheese or other savory food
cocktailAn appetizer served as a first course at a meal
cruditesraw vegetables cut into bite-sized strips and served with a dip
hors d'oeuvreA dish served as an appetizer before the main meal
BroadercoursePart of a meal served at one time
Spanishabreboca, aperitivo, tapa
Catalanaperitiu, entrant, tapa, vermut
English > starter: 7 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle.
Synonymcrank
Narrowercrank handle, starting handlecrank used to start an engine
Broaderhand toolA tool used with workers' hands
Spanishmanivela, manubrio
Catalanmaneta, manovella, manubri
English > starter: 7 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningA culture containing yeast or bacteria that is used to start / start the process of fermentation or souring in making butter or cheese or dough.
Example"to make sourdough you need a starter"
Broaderculture(biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar)

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