Self-starter Self`-start"er, n. A mechanism (usually one operated by electricity, compressed air, a spring, or an explosive gas), attached to an internal-combustion engine, as on an automobile, and used as a means of starting the engine without cranking it by hand; -- called also a {starter}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • self-starter — ˌself ˈstarter noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES someone who is eager to succeed and able to work well on their own, without needing help or instructions: • Management is seeking to promote ambitious self starters. * * * self starter UK US noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • self-starter — (n.) 1894, of engines, 1960, of persons (especially workers), SELF (Cf. self) + starter (see START (Cf. start) (v.)). Self starting (adj.), of motors, is attested from 1866 …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-starter — [self′stärt′ər] n. 1. STARTER (sense e) ☆ 2. Informal one who works on one s own initiative and without prodding …   English World dictionary

  • self-starter — ► NOUN ▪ a self motivated and ambitious person who acts on their own initiative …   English terms dictionary

  • self-starter — n someone who is able to work successfully on their own without needing other people s help or a lot of instructions used to show approval …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-starter — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms self starter : singular self starter plural self starters someone who is intelligent and confident enough to do a job without regular help and advice from other people …   English dictionary

  • self-starter — self starting, adj. /self stahr teuhr/, n. 1. starter (def. 3). 2. Informal. a person who begins work or undertakes a project on his or her own initiative, without needing to be told or encouraged to do so. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-starter — self′ start′er n. 1) aum starter 3) 2) inf a person who shows initiative in undertaking a project • Etymology: 1890–95 self′ start′ing, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • self-starter — noun 1》 a self motivated and ambitious person who acts on their own initiative. 2》 dated the starter of a motor vehicle engine. Derivatives self starting adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-starter — noun Date: 1894 1. starter 3a 2. a person who has initiative …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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