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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 ?
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.
Snacks, appetizers reflect consumers' changing habits.
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750 Best Appetizers From Dips & Salsas to Spreads & Shooters offers a range of appetizer options in some 16 chapters built around specific types of dishes, from dips to ingredients such as cheese.
Focused specifically on appetizers that would embellish any and all dining occasions from elegant dining occasions of celebration to simple family meals, this handy 96-page paperback compendium showcases beautifully illustrated and presented recipes ranging from Cube Steak with Garlic; Fried Tofu with Miso; and Chicken Wings with Freshly Ground Pepper; to Fried Cheese Sticks; Wasabi Butter Beef; and Potato Skins.
Whether one is hosting a party for family and friends or simply enjoying hors d'oeuvres at cocktail hour, having a selection of frozen appetizers and hors d'oeuvres on hand is a huge time-saver.
Impressively illustrated throughout with full-color photography of finished dishes, the newest William-Sonoma cookbook, "Savoring Appetizers" offers a culinary cornucopia of palate-pleasing, appetite satisfying, meal-time celebrating, kitchen-cook friendly, step-by-step recipes for a wealth of appetizers for any and all occasions.
Kitchen stays open to serve appetizers later, usually on weekends, when the large lounge crowd requests food.