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starter Meaning, Definition & Usage

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

Start"er noun
  1. One who, or that which, starts; as, a starter on a journey; the starter of a race.
  2. A dog that rouses game.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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