from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See starter.
  • n. One who displays an unusual amount of initiative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who shows initiative and resourcefulness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mechanism (usually one operated by electricity, compressed air, a spring, or an explosive gas), attached to an internal-combustion engine, as on an automobile, and used as a means of starting the engine without cranking it by hand; -- called also a starter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an energetic person with unusual initiative
  • n. an electric starting motor that automatically starts an internal-combustion engine


self- +‎ starter (Wiktionary)



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