What does starter mean?

Definitions for starter
ˈstɑr tərstarter

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word starter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. starter, starter motor, starting motornoun

    an electric motor for starting an engine

  2. starternoun

    a contestant in a team sport who is in the game at the beginning

  3. starter, dispatchernoun

    the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition

  4. newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrantnoun

    any new participant in some activity

  5. appetizer, appetiser, starternoun

    food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)

  6. crank, starternoun

    a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

  7. starternoun

    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"


  1. starternoun

    Someone who starts something.

    a starter on a journey

  2. starternoun

    Something that starts something.

  3. starternoun

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

  4. starternoun

    A player in the starting lineup

  5. starternoun

    A dog that rouses game.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Starternoun

    One that shrinks from his purpose.

    Etymology: from start.

    Stand to it boldly, and take quarter,
    To let thee see I am no starter. Hudibras.


  1. starter

    A starter is a device, object, or substance used to initiate a process or reaction. It can refer to a number of things, such as a person or thing that starts in a competition, a device used to start an engine, a small dish served before the main course in a meal, or an ingredient used to start the fermentation process in making bread or alcohol. The specific meaning usually depends on the context in which it is used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Starternoun

    one who, or that which, starts; as, a starter on a journey; the starter of a race

  2. Starternoun

    a dog that rouses game


  1. Starter

    Starter is the name of the Magic: The Gathering beginners set which came out on August 27, 1999. The set contains 173 cards. The set became known as Starter 1999 after the release of Starter 2000, and is the fourth starter level set.

Anagrams for starter »

  1. ratters

  2. restart

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of starter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of starter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of starter in a Sentence

  1. Sally Pearson:

    The way I ran at nationals was a relief more than anything, i've been trying to change my race a bit, especially my start, working toward getting it back to the good old days in 2011 and 2012 where I was the best starter in the world, and( until Brisbane) my start had been a bit off this year.

  2. Todd Bowles:

    When I was a player, the door was always open for anybody to take a spot, you have to make me notice you, and as coaches, you have to show yourself when we put you out there to make plays in certain situations. So you’re the starter until somebody plays better than you and replaces you. If nobody plays better than you, you’re probably going to be the starter.

  3. Mason Rudolph:

    We’ve probably all been in situations, whether it’s high school, college or pro, where we’re the incumbent starter, and there’s a new freshman, there’s a new rookie, there’s a highly recruited guy, i’ve always believed in, the starter shouldn’t have to go out of his way, because he’s got a lot of things to deal with. But definitely be open to questions and help the growth and development of a younger quarterback, yeah.

  4. Chad Kuhl:

    I believe in myself, i’m committed to being a starter, but I’ve always been a team guy. It’s always been my nature to try to win, so whatever I can do to help is what I am going to do. But I believe that is going to be to start. I believe I add a lot of value as a starter.

  5. Joyce Dubner:

    I think if they're going to build houses they should be starter homes and more property to rent.

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