American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that starts.
- n. An attachment for starting an internal-combustion engine without hand cranking. Also called self-starter.
- n. A device that initiates a flow of high voltage across the electrodes of a fluorescent lamp.
- n. Sports One who signals the start of a race.
- n. Sports A participant that starts in a game or race.
- n. Baseball The first pitcher for a team in a game.
- n. Baseball A pitcher who regularly begins games for a team.
- n. The first in a series, especially the first course of a meal; an appetizer.
- idiom. for starters Informal To begin with; initially: "Deborah believes him, indicating, for starters, that she isn't the brightest” ( Judith Crist).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which starts. One who shrinks from his purpose; one who suddenly brings forward a question or an objection.
- n. One who sets out on a journey, a pursuit, a race, or the like.
- n. One who or that which sets persons or things in motion, as a person who gives the signal for a race, or for the starting of a coach, car, boat, or other conveyance, or a lever or rod for setting an engine or a machine in motion.
- n. A dog that starts game; a springer; a cocker.
- n. In cribbage, the cut card.
- n. Someone who starts something.
- n. Something that starts something.
- n. The first course of a meal, consisting of a small, usually savoury, dish.
- n. sports A player in the starting lineup
- n. A dog that rouses game.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, starts.
- n. A dog that rouses game.
- n. a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
- n. a contestant in a team sport who is in the game at the beginning
- n. a culture containing yeast or bacteria that is used to start the process of fermentation or souring in making butter or cheese or dough
- n. food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
- n. any new participant in some activity
- n. an electric motor for starting an engine
- n. the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
- start + -er (Wiktionary)
“It is my belief Bodden will get the most snaps (I hate the term starter).”
“Since my starter is a medley (or mutt, if you will) of flours, I just used "whole wheat" as a baseline in my calculations.”
“But I was startled to read that the starter is a sweet and rich version of sourdough - it is fed with protein-rich milk, sugar and flour, and * never* refrigerated!”
“How Cutler does in his first full season as a starter is the key to how the Broncos will finish.”
“If his first season as a starter is an indication, he's in line for the kind of prolific career of former MAC quarterbacks such as Byron Leftwich and Ben Roethlisberger.”
“Most likely to become the starter is freshman Jake Heaps, who is simply the best passer available and showed an awful lot of preparedness and poise coming on campus before his senior year of high school was completed.”
“Following Virginia's 33-21 loss Saturday at Georgia Tech, Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor said that at no point during the game did he contemplate replacing fifth-year senior quarterback Marc Verica -- the team's starter from the outset of the season -- with either redshirt freshman Ross Metheny or true freshman Michael Rocco.”
“Tommy Hunter, the Rangers 'Game 4 starter, is no Cliff Lee.”
“The other starter is third-year veteran Laurent Robinson, acquired in an April trade with the Atlanta Falcons.”
“Not being a fan of this popular topic starter from the get go I surprised myself by liking this tale of destruction.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘starter’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
I'll accept any words or phrases with "tar" in them, but I'm especially interested in words that could lead to a joke based on the different meanings of tar and pitch.
Words made of the following: qwertasdfgzxcvb. I've stood on the shoulders of giants... users mollusque and reesetee made similar lists before I even existed on Wordnik. :)
Words related to bread and bread-making
Types of bread & breadmaking terms. Mainly I'm looking for plain or savoury breads but I'll accept the sweet-ish ones as long as they are more bread than cake :-)
Very basic words for ESL students.
Looking for tweets for starter.