You are here


Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (noun) One that starts.
  2. (noun) An attachment for starting an internal-combustion engine without hand cranking. Also called self-starter.
  3. (noun) A device that initiates a flow of high voltage across the electrodes of a fluorescent lamp.
  4. (noun) Sports One who signals the start of a race.
  5. (noun) Sports A participant that starts in a game or race.
  6. (noun) Baseball The first pitcher for a team in a game.
  7. (noun) Baseball A pitcher who regularly begins games for a team.
  8. (noun) The first in a series, especially the first course of a meal; an appetizer.
  9. (idiom) for starters Informal To begin with; initially: "Deborah believes him, indicating, for starters, that she isn't the brightest” ( Judith Crist).

Examples by Wordnik

  1. It is my belief Bodden will get the most snaps (I hate the term starter). - Pats Pulpit
  2. Since my starter is a medley (or mutt, if you will) of flours, I just used "whole wheat" as a baseline in my calculations. - Archive 2009-01-01
  3. 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! - Archive 2007-08-01
  4. How Cutler does in his first full season as a starter is the key to how the Broncos will finish. - Denver needs Cutler to put new pieces together
  5. 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. -


We are dedicated to creating and providing free, high-quality English language learning resources.