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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.
Anchor, with sales of $503 million in 2000, produces and markets specialty cheese appetizers, onion rings, stuffed jalapeno peppers, and vegetable appetizers, along with rolled and other specialty appetizers.
So we're going to look at appetizers, salads, desserts, and cheese and see where we can get some really great matches.
Here's the rundown of the 20 appetizers, main dishes, and side dishes that we analyzed.
To round out its selection, Tart recently added appetizers to its menu.
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.
What makes any celebratory occasion at home uniquely special is the quality of the appetizers served to family and guests.
That's where the idea of 'small plates' comes in, and where SMALL PLATES: APPETIZERS AS MEALS makes its impact.
Keep it easy and incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables in your appetizers or desserts,'' suggests Pam Becker, spokeswoman for Betty Crocker Kitchens.
Broadway, is now serving appetizers and entrees hot off the grill on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Brew City, known for its battered fries and appetizers, is offering operators stainless steel buckets in which to serve heaps of fries, appetizers and combo baskets.