Updated English - Vietnamese Dictionary
starter /'stɑ:tlə/Advanced English Dictionary
- danh từ
- người ra lệnh xuất phát (một cuộc đua)
- đấu thủ xuất phát trong cuộc đua
- (kỹ thuật) nhân viên điều độ
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 (especially BrE) (AmE usually appetizer) a small amount of food that is served before the main course of a meal: This dish serves 46 people as a starter.
Compare: HORS D'OEUVRE
2 a person, horse, car, etc. that is in a race at the beginning: Only 8 of the 28 starters completed the course.
3 a person who gives the signal for a race to start: the starter's flag / gun / pistol
4 a device used for starting the engine of a vehicle: the starter button / switch + a starter motor
5 a person who begins doing a particular activity in the way mentioned: He was a late starter in the theatre (= older than most people when they start). + a slow starter
See also - SELF-STARTER
6 (often used as an adjective) something that is intended to be used by sb who is starting to do sth: a starter home (= a small home for sb who is buying property for the first time) + a starter kit / pack
Idioms: for starters (spoken) used to emphasize the first of a list of reasons, opinions, etc., or to say what happens first: There are a number of problems-for starters, where is the money coming from? + The winners will be flown to Paris-and that's just for starters.
under starters orders (of a runner, rider, etc.) waiting for a signal to start the race
VERB + STARTER
Are you having a starter?
| choose, order
I've chosen a hot starter.
| serve sth as
This dish can be served as a starter or a main course.
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