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boost·er

 (bo͞o′stər)
n.
1. One that boosts, as:
a. A device for increasing power or effectiveness.
b. An enthusiastic promoter, as of a sports team or school.
c. Electronics A radio-frequency amplifier.
d. The primary stage of a multistage rocket that provides the main thrust for launch, liftoff, and initial flight.
2. A booster shot.
3. Slang One who steals goods on display in a store.

booster

(ˈbuːstə)
n
1. a person or thing that supports, assists, or increases power or effectiveness
2. (Astronautics) Also called: launch vehicle the first stage of a multistage rocket
3. (Electronics) radio television
a. a radio-frequency amplifier connected between an aerial and a receiver to amplify weak incoming signals
b. a radio-frequency amplifier that amplifies incoming signals, retransmitting them at higher power
4. (Aeronautics) another name for supercharger
5. (Mechanical Engineering) another name for supercharger
6. (Medicine) short for booster dose
7. slang chiefly US a shoplifter

boost•er

(ˈbu stər)

n.
1. a person or thing that boosts, esp. an energetic and enthusiastic supporter.
2. a device connected in series with a current for increasing or decreasing the nominal circuit voltage.
3. an explosive more powerful than a primer, for ensuring the detonation of the main charge of a shell.
4.
a. the first stage of a multistage rocket, used as the principal source of thrust in takeoff and early flight.
5. Also called boost′er dose`, boost′er shot`. a dose of an immunizing substance given to maintain or renew the effect of a previous one.
6. a drug, medicine, etc., that serves as a synergist.
7. a radio-frequency amplifier for a radio or television antenna and the receiving set.
[1885–90, Amer.]

booster

1. A high-explosive element sufficiently sensitive so as to be actuated by small explosive elements in a fuze or primer and powerful enough to cause detonation of the main explosive filling.
2. An auxiliary or initial propulsion system which travels with a missile or aircraft and which may or may not separate from the parent craft when its impulse has been delivered. A booster system may contain, or consist of, one or more units.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.booster - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.booster - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
anglophil, anglophile - an admirer of England and things English
believer, truster - a supporter who accepts something as true
Boswell - a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds
cheerleader - an enthusiastic and vocal supporter; "he has become a cheerleader for therapeutic cloning"
Confederate - a supporter of the Confederate States of America
corporatist - a supporter of corporatism
enthusiast, partizan, partisan - an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
Francophil, Francophile - an admirer of France and everything French
free trader - an advocate of unrestricted international trade
functionalist - an adherent of functionalism
Jacobite - a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts
loyalist, stalwart - a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
New Dealer - a supporter of the economic policies in the United States known as the New Deal
Graecophile, philhellene, philhellenist - an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
mainstay, pillar - a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community"
Roundhead - a supporter of parliament and Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War
seconder - someone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote
Shavian - an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works
endorser, indorser, ratifier, subscriber - someone who expresses strong approval
well-wisher, sympathiser, sympathizer - someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
toaster, wassailer - someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
maintainer, sustainer, upholder - someone who upholds or maintains; "firm upholders of tradition"; "they are sustainers of the idea of democracy"
verifier, voucher - someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
Whig - a supporter of the American Revolution
2.booster - someone who is an active supporter and advocatebooster - someone who is an active supporter and advocate
adman, advertiser, advertizer - someone whose business is advertising
barker - someone who stands in front of a show (as at a carnival) and gives a loud colorful sales talk to potential customers
3.booster - a thief who steals goods that are in a storebooster - a thief who steals goods that are in a store
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
4.booster - an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signalbooster - an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal
amplifier - electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it
communication equipment, communication system - facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information
5.booster - the first stage of a multistage rocketbooster - the first stage of a multistage rocket
multistage rocket, step rocket - a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted
rocket engine, rocket - a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
6.booster - an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective
dose, dosage - a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
Translations
مُحَرِّك، دافِع، نَصيرمَرْحَلَةُ الدَّفْ الصّاروخيمُوَلِّد، مُضَخِّم لاسِلْكي
podporapovzbuzeníprvní stupeň raketyzesilovač
forstærkerigangsætterløfteraket
ami feldobgyorsítórakéta
fyrsta òrep eldflaugarhvatamaîur; hvatimagnari
prvý stupeň rakety
destekleyiciilk hareket motoruteşvik ediciyükselteçyükseltici

booster

[ˈbuːstəʳ]
A. N
1. (= encouragement) → estímulo m
2. (TV, Rad) → repetidor m
3. (Elec) → elevador m de tensión
4. (Space) (also booster rocket) → cohete m secundario
5. (Aer) → impulsor m, impulsador m
6. (Mech) → aumentador m de presión
7. (Med) → dosis f inv de refuerzo or recuerdo
B. CPD booster injection Ndosis f inv de refuerzo or recuerdo, revacunación f
booster rocket Ncohete m secundario
booster shot N = booster injection booster station N (TV, Rad) → repetidor m

booster

[ˈbuːstər] n
[signal] → amplificateur m (de signal)
(ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS)survolteur m
(also booster rocket) → booster m, fusée f de lancement
(= injection) → rappel mbooster seat n (for child)siège m rehausseur

booster

n
(Elec) → Puffersatz m; (Rad) → Zusatzverstärker m; (TV) → Zusatzgleichrichter m; (Comput: on cable) → Zwischengenerator m; (Aut, = supercharger) → Kompressor m; (for heating) → Gebläse nt; (= booster rocket)Booster m; (for launching) → Booster m, → Startrakete f; (Aviat) → Hilfstriebwerk nt; (Space) → Booster m, → Zusatztriebwerk nt; to act as a boosterzur Verstärkung dienen
(Med: also booster shot) → Wiederholungsimpfung f; booster dosezusätzliche Dosis

booster

:
booster cables
pl (US Aut) → Starthilfekabel pl
booster cushion
n, booster seat
n (Aut) → Kindersitz m
booster shot
n (Med) → Auffrischungsimpfung f

booster

[ˈbuːstəʳ] n (TV) → amplificatore m di segnale (Elec) → amplificatore; (booster rocket) → razzo vettore (Med) (injection) → (iniezione f di) richiamo

boost

(buːst) verb
to expand; to make greater; to improve. We've boosted the sales figures; It's boosted his reputation.
noun
a piece of help, encouragement etc. This publicity will give our sales a real boost.
ˈbooster noun
1. a person or thing that boosts. That was a real morale booster for me (= That made me feel more cheerful and optimistic).
2. a device for increasing power, force etc. I've fixed a booster on the TV aerial to improve the signal.
3. the first stage of a rocket that works by several stages.

booster

adj de refuerzo; — dose dosis f de refuerzo; — shot (fam) vacuna de refuerzo, revacunación f
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