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ˈstɑr tərstarter

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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.

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Starternoun

    start·​er | \ ˈstär-tər | The word Starter represents a person or hustler who has been getting money in the game since day one. Anyone who came up from nothing at the beginning. Day one go-getter. A hungry Hustler from the start. Self-starter go-go-getting Hustler. Genesis-Baller.

    DiYentei: I been a starter from the day I jumped off the porch. T-Locc: Yeah; I’ve been on my hustle brother since I was a youngster. -DeShawn Yeldell

    Etymology: Deshawn Yeldell Wordsmith, ghostwriter, Book of Riffz Muzik Author, Creative artist, African-American poet, Bagman designs, creative writer.Urban dictionary Author, Balla Boi Fashion designer, Voisey Music artist, The creator of new era soul rap, MillDenetti clothing designer…

    Submitted by MilDenetti on February 16, 2022  

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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. Kimberly Flynn:

    It's harder and harder to sell a mutual fund in today's fee-sensitive environment, you need to offer something truly alternative that has the potential to produce alpha (excess returns). It may also be a conversation starter to sell the rest of their other product lineup.

  2. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:

    He’s definitely a starter. You do n’t classify a player of that quality as anything else, we have plenty of starters. More than 11 and that’s the thing when you’re at Manchester United.

  3. Tom Watson:

    With the many fond memories of both watching the Masters as a youngster and then competing in the tournament for so many years, I am greatly honored to join my friends and fellow competitors, Jack and Gary, as an honorary starter in this upcoming Masters.

  4. Leticia Limbo:

    I wear that apron with so much pride because it's a conversation starter.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    That is a non-starter.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. soft-witted
    • B. eminent
    • C. indiscernible
    • D. adscripted

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