appetizer


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ap·pe·tiz·er

 (ăp′ĭ-tī′zər)
n.
A food or drink served usually before a meal to stimulate the appetite.

appetizer

(ˈæpɪˌtaɪzə) or

appetiser

n
1. (Cookery) a small amount of food or drink taken to stimulate the appetite
2. any stimulating foretaste

ap•pe•tiz•er

(ˈæp ɪˌtaɪ zər)

n.
1. a small portion of a food or drink served at the beginning of a meal to stimulate the appetite.
2. a sample of something that stimulates a desire for more.
[1860–65]
aperitif, appetizer - An aperitif is a drink to stimulate the appetite and an appetizer is a food that does this before a meal.
See also related terms for stimulate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appetizer - food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)appetizer - food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
course - part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"
antipasto - a course of appetizers in an Italian meal
canape - an appetizer consisting usually of a thin slice of bread or toast spread with caviar or cheese or other savory food
cocktail - an appetizer served as a first course at a meal
hors d'oeuvre - a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal
crudites - raw vegetables cut into bite-sized strips and served with a dip

appetizer

noun hors d'oeuvre, titbit, antipasto, canapé Seafood soup is a good appetizer.
Translations
aperitivpředkrm
appetitvækkerforret
aperitif
lystauki, lystaukandi forréttur
aperitívpredkrm
aperitifiştah açan şeymeze

appetizer

[ˈæpɪtaɪzəʳ] N (= drink) → aperitivo m; (= food) → aperitivo m, tapas fpl (Sp), botanas fpl (Mex), bocaditos mpl (Peru)

appetizer

[ˈæpɪtaɪzər] n
(= snack) → amuse-gueule m
(= drink) → apéritif m
(= starter) → entrée f

appetizer

n (= food)Appetitanreger m; (= hors d’oeuvre also)Vorspeise f, → Appetithappen m; (= drink)appetitanregendes Getränk

appetizer

[ˈæpɪtaɪzəʳ] n (food) → stuzzichino; (drink) → aperitivo

appetite

(ˈӕpitait) noun
a desire for food. Exercise gives you a good appetite.
ˈappetizer, ˈappetiser noun
(especially American) something eaten or drunk before or at the beginning of a meal in order to increase the appetite. They ate smoked salmon as an appetizer.
ˈappetizing, ˈappetising adjective
which increases the appetite. an appetizing smell.

appetizer

n aperitivo, alimento que promueve el apetito.
References in classic literature ?
So, from just below the elbow he stripped the bone clean to the articulation of the wrist-joint, where his teeth met and my good right hand became his for an appetizer.
Bowing to right and left to the people he met, and here as everywhere joyously greeting acquaintances, he went up to the sideboard for a preliminary appetizer of fish and vodka, and said to the painted Frenchwoman decked in ribbons, lace, and ringlets, behind the counter, something so amusing that even that Frenchwoman was moved to genuine laughter.
You could say Fridays invented the modern bar appetizer with the introduction of our famous loaded potato skins 40 years ago," said Ricky Richardson, President and Chief Operating Officer, TGI Fridays USA.
Cut the quesadilla into small triangles and serve as a hot appetizer.
The new McCain Foodservice Appetizer Group will produce and market a wide variety of brands, including Poppers, Anchor, Moore's, Brew City, and Golden Crisp.
NEW YORK -- Appetizer Mobile, a New York City-based leading full-service mobile development digital agency, has exploded onto the industry offering intuitive, engaging and entertaining app experiences that capture consumers' attention and maximizes client ROI.
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If you're hosting or attending a casual gathering, or heading to a picnic at the park or the beach, or even just enjoying a lazy day at home, it's not too late to whip up a delicious last-minute appetizer or a show-stopping red, white and blue-themed dessert finale to get in the spirit of the day.
McCain[R] helps operators create hot new appetizer ideas with the big, bold flavors of X-Treme Fries[R].
McCain will buy Anchor's production facilities and foodservice business, while Heinz will purchase the company's branded products sold to retail outlets, including the Poppers appetizer brand and the T.
Tart's new appetizer menu also includes fresh fruit and vegetable trays.
July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden County Foods, a leading contract manufacturer, and innovative developer of product solutions for the frozen appetizer and snack category as well as being the world's largest supplier of frozen filled potato skins, announced today that it is being acquired out of Chapter 11 by Monogram Appetizers, a unit of Monogram Foods of Memphis, Tennessee.