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NOUN (6)

1. a person who backs a politician or a team etc.;
- Example: "all their supporters came out for the game"
- Example: "they are friends of the library"
[syn: supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend]

2. someone who is an active supporter and advocate;
[syn: promoter, booster, plugger]

3. a thief who steals goods that are in a store;
[syn: booster, shoplifter, lifter]

4. an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal;
[syn: booster, booster amplifier, booster station, relay link, relay station, relay transmitter]

5. the first stage of a multistage rocket;
[syn: booster, booster rocket, booster unit, takeoff booster, takeoff rocket]

6. an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective;
[syn: booster, booster dose, booster shot, recall dose]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Booster \Boost"er\ (b[=oo]st"[~e]r), n. 1. (Elec.) An instrument for regulating the electro-motive force in an alternating-current circuit; -- so called because used to "boost", or raise, the pressure in the circuit. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. an enthusiastic supporter. [PJC] 3. the first stage of a multistage rocket, providing all or part of the driving force at lift-off and until the second stage ignites, whether or not the booster stage is detached after the fuel is spent. Also called booster rocket. In some cases, a booster has been used to assist the takeoff of airplanes. [PJC] 4. (Med.) an immunizing medication given after an initial immunizing treatment, to provide increased or extended immunity. Also called booster dose. When in the form of an injection, it may be called a booster shot. [PJC] 5. any auxiliary device or part of a device to provide increased power, force, or effectiveness, as with a pumping device. [PJC] 6. (Mil.) an explosive charge which is more powerful than a primer, used in conjunction with a primer to assure detonation of the main charge. Integrated blasting caps containing separate compartments for primer and booster are used as detonators for certain explosives. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

booster n 1: a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library" [syn: supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend] 2: someone who is an active supporter and advocate [syn: promoter, booster, plugger] 3: a thief who steals goods that are in a store [syn: booster, shoplifter, lifter] 4: an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal [syn: booster, booster amplifier, booster station, relay link, relay station, relay transmitter] 5: the first stage of a multistage rocket [syn: booster, booster rocket, booster unit, takeoff booster, takeoff rocket] 6: an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective [syn: booster, booster dose, booster shot, recall dose]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "booster": Comsat, Intelsat, Syncom, Telstar, adherent, admirer, amateur, antitoxin, applauder, appreciator, bag, bang, blind, body snatcher, bonnet, booster amplifiers, booster dose, booster rocket, booster shot, boosters, buff, capper, chicken thief, claqueur, collector, commender, communication satellite, con man, crook, deck, den of thieves, devotee, dilettante, dose, draft, dropping, drug packet, embezzler, encomiast, eulogist, eulogizer, extoller, fan, fancier, filcher, fix, follower, ganef, ghoul, grafter, grave robber, groupie, hit, hypodermic, hypodermic injection, idolater, idolizer, injection, inoculation, jet injection, jewel thief, land pirate, land shark, land-grabber, larcener, larcenist, lauder, lifter, mainlining, multistage rocket, narcotic injection, narcotic shot, overdose, panegyrist, peculator, petty thief, pilferer, plugger, poacher, popping, portion, potion, praiser, promoter, prowler, puffer, purloiner, relay links, robber, rooter, scrounger, shill, shooting up, shoplifter, shot, single-stage rocket, skin-popping, sneak thief, stealer, step rocket, stick, stratovision, swindler, thief, three-stage rocket, tout, touter, vaccination, vaccine, votary, white-collar thief, worshiper
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Booster A data-parallel language. "The Booster Language", E. Paalvast, TR PL 89-ITI-B-18, Inst voor Toegepaste Informatica TNO, Delft, 1989.