Definition of Starter

1. Noun. An electric motor for starting an engine.

Exact synonyms: Starter Motor, Starting Motor
Group relationships: Electrical System
Generic synonyms: Electric Motor
Specialized synonyms: Kick Start, Kick Starter, Self-starter

2. Noun. A contestant in a team sport who is in the game at the beginning.
Generic synonyms: Contestant
Specialized synonyms: Starting Pitcher

3. Noun. The official who signals the beginning of a race or competition.
Exact synonyms: Dispatcher
Generic synonyms: Official

4. Noun. Any new participant in some activity.
Exact synonyms: Entrant, Fledgeling, Fledgling, Freshman, Neophyte, Newbie, Newcomer
Generic synonyms: Beginner, Initiate, Novice, Tiro, Tyro
Specialized synonyms: Enlistee, Recruit
Derivative terms: Fledgling, Start, Start

5. Noun. Food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course).
Exact synonyms: Appetiser, Appetizer
Generic synonyms: Course
Specialized synonyms: Antipasto, Canape, Cocktail, Hors D'oeuvre, Crudites

6. Noun. A hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle.
Exact synonyms: Crank
Specialized synonyms: Crank Handle, Starting Handle
Generic synonyms: Hand Tool
Derivative terms: Crank, Crank

7. Noun. A culture containing yeast or bacteria that is used to start the process of fermentation or souring in making butter or cheese or dough. "To make sourdough you need a starter"
Generic synonyms: Culture

Definition of Starter

1. n. One who, or that which, starts; as, a starter on a journey; the starter of a race.

Definition of Starter

1. Noun. Someone who starts something. ¹

2. Noun. Something that starts something. ¹

3. Noun. The first course of a meal, consisting of a small, usually savoury, dish. ¹

4. Noun. (sports) A player in the starting lineup ¹

5. Noun. A dog that rouses game. ¹

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Definition of Starter

1. one that starts [n -S] - See also: starts

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Starter

start codon
start codons
start off
start off on the wrong foot
start out
start over
start the ball rolling
start up
started up
starter (current term)
starter dough
starter doughs
starter marriage
starter marriages
starter motor
starter strip
starter strips

Literary usage of Starter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"The starter is at its best just as the curd becomes firm, and the dairyman should plan to ... A glass jar is the best vessel in which to make a starter. ..."

2. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1916)
"starter-Generator is located on the left side of the engine and connected ... The complete system consists of tliis starter-generator, the starter switch at ..."

3. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"The first form of self-starter was the ignition starter. ... Gas starter. • The acetylene gas idea of starting developed ^Tom both of these systems. ..."

4. Principles and Practice of Electrical Engineering by Alexander Gray (1917)
"Automatic Solenoid starter.—Fig. 154 shows a sliding contact type of starter ... With such an automatic starter it is not necessary to run the power mains ..."

5. Principles and Practice of Electrical Engineering by Alexander Gray (1917)
"Such a relay switch as that used in this type of automatic starter is shown in ... Automatic starter with Series Switches.—The closing electromagnets of the ..."

6. Annual Report by Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station (1907)
"3 ^ -$ It was found that when starter was added to cream in the churn it ... Adding the starter immediately after pasteurizing and allowing the cream to ..."

7. Milk and Its Products: A Treatise Upon the Nature and Qualities of Dairy by Henry Hiram Wing (1913)
"Usually a 6 to 8 per cent inoculation will ripen a starter in twelve hours at ... The starter is ripe when a curd forms. This curd should be soft and like ..."

8. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"If a manually operated starter is desired, a separate switch may be used ... Unit-switch motor starter with no-voltage release. which otherwise prevents the ..."

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