Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun starter

7 senses of starter

Sense 1
starter, starter motor, starting motor -- (an electric motor for starting an engine)
       => electric motor -- (a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work)

Sense 2
starter -- (a contestant in a team sport who is in the game at the beginning)
       => contestant -- (a person who participates in competitions)

Sense 3
starter, dispatcher -- (the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition)
       => official -- (someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling")

Sense 4
newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant -- (any new participant in some activity)
       => novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate -- (someone new to a field or activity)

Sense 5
appetizer, appetiser, starter -- (food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course))
       => course -- (part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal")

Sense 6
crank, starter -- (a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle)
       => hand tool -- (a tool used with workers' hands)

Sense 7
starter -- (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")
       => culture -- ((biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish")

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