starter - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 3
    someone who starts an activity at a particular time or in a particular way

    Tiger Woods was among the early starters.

    I’ve always been a slow starter in the mornings.

  2. 4
    a small amount of food eaten at the start of a meal

    Stuffed peppers make a good starter for a dinner party.

  3. 5
    something that you say or do to start a particular activity, for example a conversation or a game

    The pupils’ own experiences can be a useful starter for discussion.

    I’ll give you the first three letters as a starter (=for you to guess the rest of the word).