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starter

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noun start·er \ˈstär-tər\

Simple Definition of starter

  • : a player, horse, etc., that is in a game or race at its beginning

  • : someone who gives the signal for a race to start

  • : a device that is used for starting an engine

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of starter

  1. 1 :  a person who initiates or sets going: asa :  an official who gives the signal to begin a raceb :  one who dispatches vehicles

  2. 2a :  one that engages in a competition; especially :  a member of a starting lineupb :  one that begins to engage in an activity or process

  3. 3 :  one that causes something to begin operating: asa :  a device for starting an engine; especially :  an electric motor used to start an internal combustion engineb :  material containing microorganisms (as yeast) used to induce a desired fermentation

  4. 4 :  something that is the beginning of a process, activity, or series; especially :  appetizer

for starters
  1. :  to begin with

Examples of starter in a sentence

  1. The team is playing only five regular starters.

  2. The car's starter needs to be replaced.



1622

First Known Use of starter

1622

Rhymes with starter


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starter

adjective start·er

Simple Definition of starter

  • —used to describe something small or basic that you get when you are doing something for the first time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of starter

  1. :  of, relating to, or being an item acquired with the expectation that a more elaborate or sophisticated model will be acquired in the future <a starter home>

1946

First Known Use of starter

1946



STARTER Defined for Kids

starter

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noun start·er \ˈstär-tər\

Definition of starter for Students

  1. :  someone or something that starts something or causes something else to start <a car's starter> <There were seven starters in the race.>





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