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SELF-STARTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does self-starter mean? 

SELF-STARTER (noun)
  The noun SELF-STARTER has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: SELF-STARTER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SELF-STARTER (noun)


Sense 1self-starter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An energetic person with unusual initiative

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("self-starter" is a kind of...):

ball of fire; fireball; human dynamo; powerhouse (a highly energetic and indefatigable person)


Sense 2self-starter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electric starting motor that automatically starts an internal-combustion engine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("self-starter" is a kind of...):

starter; starter motor; starting motor (an electric motor for starting an engine)

Meronyms (parts of "self-starter"):

electric motor (a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work)

Holonyms ("self-starter" is a part of...):

ICE; internal-combustion engine (a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine)


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