self-starter

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self-start·er

(sĕlf′stär′tər)
n.
1. See starter.
2. One who displays an unusual amount of initiative.

self′-start′ing adj.

self-starter

n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) the former name for a starter2
2. a person who is strongly motivated and shows initiative, esp at work

self′-start′er



n.
2. a person who shows initiative in undertaking a project.
[1890–95]
self′-start′ing, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-starter - an energetic person with unusual initiative
ball of fire, human dynamo, powerhouse, fireball - a highly energetic and indefatigable person
2.self-starter - an electric starting motor that automatically starts an internal-combustion engine
electric motor - a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work
internal-combustion engine, ICE - a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
starter, starter motor, starting motor - an electric motor for starting an engine
Translations

self-starter

[ˌselfˈstɑːtəʳ] N
1. (Aut) → arranque m automático
2. (Comm etc) → persona f dinámica

self-starter

[ˌsɛlfˈstɑːtəʳ] n (Aut) → motorino d'avviamento (fig) (worker with initiative) → lavoratore/trice pieno/a d'iniziativa
References in classic literature ?
Dudley Pickering was not a self-starter in the motordrome of love.
Granet mounted into the driving-seat and pressed the self-starter. Collins took the place by his side.
Even though inventors tried to develop mechanical self-starters using springs, compressed air and other ideas, until 1912 most all cars, trucks and tractors were crank-started.
Every organization needs self-starters to get things moving and to keep things going.
Instead, they are self-starters striving for independent success.
"With the digital age upon us, there has never been more opportunity out there for motivated self-starters.
The research challenges the stereotype that all entrepreneurs are self-starters - in fact, they represent only a minority of those with business potential.
Oxford-educated Sheridan - whose product designs include The Butt Plug, a pink rubber, bum-shaped cover for an electrical plug - reckons Wales needs to nourish its creative genius and encourage self-starters to translate their ideas into business.