What does accelerator mean?

Definitions for acceleratorækˈsɛl əˌreɪ tər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word accelerator.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun(noun)

    a pedal that controls the throttle valve

    "he stepped on the gas"

  2. accelerator, throttle, throttle valve(noun)

    a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

  3. catalyst, accelerator(noun)

    (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected

  4. accelerator, particle accelerator, atom smasher(noun)

    a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles


  1. accelerator(Noun)

    One who, or that which, accelerates.

  2. accelerator(Noun)

    A device for causing acceleration.

  3. accelerator(Noun)

    A substance which speeds up chemical reactions.

  4. accelerator(Noun)

    An accelerator pedal.

  5. accelerator(Noun)

    A chemical that reduces development time.

  6. accelerator(Noun)

    A device that accelerates charged subatomic particles.

  7. accelerator(Noun)

    A muscle or nerve that speed the performance of an action.

  8. Origin: * First attested in 1611.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accelerator(noun)

    one who, or that which, accelerates. Also as an adj.; as, accelerator nerves


  1. Accelerator

    Accelerator is the debut album by British electronica group The Future Sound of London. It is widely regarded as their most "club oriented" album in that almost all the tracks have a sonic, dance friendly vibe and it does not contain much of their later, more off-beat, complex, ambient techniques.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accelerator in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accelerator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mohamed El-Erian:

    I suspect if we talk in January, we'll find that the ECB has pressed even harder on the stimulus accelerator, while the Fed has taken its foot a little bit off the accelerator.

  2. Harley Earl:

    I remember him stepping on the accelerator, i remember the roar of the engine. I remember the smile that spread across my face when he'd go fast ... and slow down ... and go through an S turn. It's a feeling I only had once in my lifetime. And it was a great feeling.

  3. Mohamed El-Erian:

    We are going to see the Federal Reserve continue to try to very carefully ease its foot off the accelerator while the other three systemically important central banks - the ECB (European Central Bank), BOJ, PBOC (People's Bank of China) - are going to be pressing harder on the stimulus accelerator.

  4. Stew Mathews:

    The guy jams the keys in the ignition, turns the car on, jams it (into) drive and mashes the accelerator. He wasn't slowly pulling away. (Tensing) feared for his life. He thought he was going to be sucked under the car that was pulling away from him. He thought he was going to get sucked under and killed.

  5. Ian Poulter:

    I didn't even realize that I had a three-shot lead at that stage but I was in cruise control, shall we say, not making bad swings, i was in position a lot. As I said, you take your foot off the accelerator for one second, all of a sudden you find yourself completely out of position making an easy double bogey.

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