booster booster  /ˈbu stər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
  2. (n) someone who is an active supporter and advocate
  3. (n) a thief who steals goods that are in a store
  4. (n) an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal
  5. (n) the first stage of a multistage rocket
  6. (n) an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective

Usage(s):

  1. In other testimony, one of NASA's booster experts, Lawrence Mulloy, conceded that damage to the rings had occurred previously.
  2. Power Plant: Teledyne Turbojet and solid propellant booster for surface and submarine launch.
  3. The booster, tumbling slightly and mov ing slower than the capsule, dropped about 400 ft.

News

  1. There's at least 1 way Ankeny's high schools will stay unified

    The Ankeny Sports Booster Club has decided it will support both Ankeny High School and Ankeny Centennial. Fans can attend home sporting events at both schools for one price during the 2013-14 school year. Photos: Ankeny High School's state titles
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

  2. Governor Livingston Highlander Booster Club awards $6,500 in scholarships

    Governor Livingston Highlander Booster Club awards $6,500 in scholarships. Pictured here is, (from left) Michael Bamundo, Erin Ferguson, Mallory George, Alyssa Cranston, Shane Haddad, Jonathan Mele, Justin Smalley, Jennifer French, Paige Primmer and Mark Ripley.  The Governor Livingston Highlander Booster...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Independent Press

  3. Join UW booster Ron Crockett for a live chat at noon

    Emerald Downs president and UW booster Ron Crockett will take questions about the Husky Stadium renovation and more at 12 p.m. Friday.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. "I know this is a difficult time for our economy, but we recognized the problem early and provided the economy with a booster shot," Bush said.
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Longview Daily News

  2. "I am very happy with my performance this week -- it is a real confidence booster for me," Monfils said.
    on May 24, 2007 By: Gael Monfils Source: SI.com

  3. "It's just the two of us," McCain said. "We're close friends, we are our worst critics and our best friends. He advises me on everything, I advise him on everything ...... You need a friend, a booster, and he is definitely there."
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: John McCain Source: TIME

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