Translation of starter in Spanish:

starter

Pronunciation: /ˈstɑːrtər; ˈstɑːtə(r)/

n

  • 1 [Culin] entrada (f), primer plato (m), entrante (m) (Esp) for starters [colloquial/familiar] para empezar
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    • Even at buffet dinners, it is advisable to stick to the usual schedule of salads, soups, starters, main course and dessert.
    • It offered the usual salads, starters, cooked meals, wines and rakias as well as a decent selection of seafood dishes at very good prices.
    • From finger foods and starters to main courses, pastry and puddings, he has produced a range of ingenious recipes to tempt even the most committed carnivore.
  • 2 [Sport] 2.1 (official) juez (mf) de salida 2.2 (competitor) participante (mf), competidor, -dora (m,f)
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    • Worse still, every paper lists him as a definite starter in Sunday's game.
    • Hold That Tiger is the only one of O'Brien's potential starters to have raced in the United States this year.
    • Paraneck Stable's former classic starter Griffinite has been retired due to a slight ligament strain in his left front leg.
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    • ‘The starter held the race while the announcer told people I was retiring,’ said Hickman.
    • As the starters signalled the first race a light rain signalled the wintry conditions at Munich's Olympic regatta course.
    • Tarapore and Kapila even had the discomfiture of being fined five penalty points for jumping the starter's gun in the second race.
  • 3 (person) he was a slow/late starter at school fue de desarrollo lento/tardío en el colegio
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    • Also a serious Palme d' Or contender, Chunhyang is a slow starter.
    • Despite the crowd's obvious enthusiasm, the gig was a slow starter.
    • He may have been a slow starter, but lately O'Shea has been surging forward.
  • 4 [Auto] motor (m) de arranque
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    • When you turn the ignition key, the starter motor spins the engine a few revolutions so that the combustion process can start.
    • From the darkened bar from which I dictate this missive, I can hear the starter engines revving up!
    • The difference is there is a helicopter starter engine that always keeps the turbo spinning at high revs, and hence the power.
  • 5starter (culture) [Biol] [Culin]cultivo de bacterias necesario para iniciar ciertos procesos de fermentación
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    • Then a starter culture of lactic streptococci and lactobacilli bacteria is added.
    • The traditional process of cheesemaking ensues when the bacteria in the starter culture begin growing by fermenting the lactose in the milk into lactic acid.
    • Fruit may contribute undesirable yeasts and bacteria to the yogurt, making it a poor starter culture.
  • 6 (before n) starter fertilizer fertilizante (m) de arranque starter kit o pack equipo (m) básico (para principiantes) starter plant planta (f) para el jardinero novato

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