A small, light, and usually savory first course in a meal
Syn: starter, hors doeuvre, entrée

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  • appetizer — (Amer.) ap·pe·tiz·er || æpɪtaɪzÉ™ n. small portion of food which is served before the main meal to stimulate the appetite; hors d oeuvre, light food served as an appetizer before a meal (also appetiser) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • appetizer — appetizer, hors d’oeuvre, aperitif. Appetizer is the comprehensive term denoting food or drink served in advance of a meal as a whet to the appetite; it may include cocktails and a savory tidbit served before going to the table or a first course… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Appetizer — Ap pe*ti zer, n. Something which creates or whets an appetite. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appetizer — (n.) something taken to whet the appetite, 1820, agent noun from APPETIZE (Cf. appetize) …   Etymology dictionary

  • appetizer — /apəˈtaizer, ingl. ˈæpɪˌtaɪzə(r)/ [propr. «ciò che stimola l appetito», da to appetize «provocare gusto per il cibo»] s. m. inv. stuzzichino, amuse bouche (fr.), antipasto, hors d oeuvre …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • appetizer — [n] snack before meal antipasto, aperitif, canapé, cocktail, dip, finger food, hors d’oeuvre, munchies*, relish, sample, spread, taste, tidbit; concepts 457,828 Ant. meal …   New thesaurus

  • appetizer — (also appetiser) ► NOUN ▪ a small dish of food or a drink taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite …   English terms dictionary

  • appetizer — [ap′ətī΄zər] n. [< APPETIZING + ER] 1. a small portion of a tasty food or a drink to stimulate the appetite at the beginning of a meal 2. a bit of something that excites a desire for more …   English World dictionary

  • appetizer — /ap i tuy zeuhr/, n. 1. a small portion of a food or drink served before or at the beginning of a meal to stimulate the desire to eat. 2. any small portion that stimulates a desire for more or that indicates more is to follow: The first game was… …   Universalium

  • Appetizer — Ap|pe|ti|zer 〈[æ̣pətaızə(r)] m. 3〉 appetitanregendes Mittel, Appetithappen, Aperitif [engl.] * * * Ap|pe|ti|zer [ ɛpəta̮izɐ ], der; s, [engl. appetizer, zu lat. appetitus, ↑ Appetit]: a) (Pharm.) appetitanregendes Mittel; b) kleines… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Appetizer — Appetithäppchen, neudeutsch auch Appetizer, sind kleine Vorspeisen, die vor dem Essen gereicht werden, um den Appetit zu wecken. Bei einem offiziellen Empfang oder Bankett werden sie auch serviert, um die Wartezeit bis zum Beginn des Essens zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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