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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 ?
A good appetizer, too, a most excellent 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.
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.
European chefs submitted proposals for the new menu for US-bound flights and the airline said it selected appetizers, salads, main courses and desserts with Continental flair.
Nancy's brand of premium appetizers, quiches, entrees and desserts.
The event, which ran from May 1 through May 22, featured nearly 100 specialty cocktails and appetizers from 23 of the city's top cocktail lounges.
in Rogers to design and market the Cafe Nibbles Appetizers. Food Talk is a product development and marketing company.
Garnish Asian-inspired or seafood appetizers with green tobiko (tiny fish roe flavored with wasabi, available at Asian markets).
Baked or fried, these unique and tasty appetizers are versatile, convenient, and available in three different profit building flavors and shapes.
market for frozen pizzas controlled 27 percent of retail sales in the $13.4 billion market for frozen meals, snacks, and appetizers in 2003, growth in the category, is expected to slow to $4.3 billion by 2008, according to The U.S.
Recipes in this vegan cookbook are broken down into the following sections: appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, rice and other grains, vegetables and legumes, breads, desserts, and meals in minutes.
A leading manufacturer of frozen appetizers, Anchor had sales of $503 million in 2000.