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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (7)

1. an electric motor for starting an engine;
[syn: starter, starter motor, starting motor]

2. a contestant in a team sport who is in the game at the beginning;

3. the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition;
[syn: starter, dispatcher]

4. any new participant in some activity;
[syn: newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant]

5. food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course);
[syn: appetizer, appetiser, starter]

6. a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle;
[syn: crank, starter]

7. a culture containing yeast or bacteria that is used to start the process of fermentation or souring in making butter or cheese or dough;
- Example: "to make sourdough you need a starter"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Self-starter \Self`-start"er\, n. A mechanism (usually one operated by electricity, compressed air, a spring, or an explosive gas), attached to an internal-combustion engine, as on an automobile, and used as a means of starting the engine without cranking it by hand; -- called also a starter. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Starter \Start"er\ (st[aum]rt"[~e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, starts; as, a starter on a journey; the starter of a race. [1913 Webster] 2. A dog that rouses game. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

starter n 1: an electric motor for starting an engine [syn: starter, starter motor, starting motor] 2: a contestant in a team sport who is in the game at the beginning 3: the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition [syn: starter, dispatcher] 4: any new participant in some activity [syn: newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant] 5: food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course) [syn: appetizer, appetiser, starter] 6: a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle [syn: crank, starter] 7: 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"