• WordNet 3.6
    • n booster an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective
    • n booster the first stage of a multistage rocket
    • n booster an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal
    • n booster a thief who steals goods that are in a store
    • n booster someone who is an active supporter and advocate
    • n booster a person who backs a politician or a team etc. "all their supporters came out for the game","they are friends of the library"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Booster an enthusiastic supporter.
    • Booster (Mil) an explosive charge which is more powerful than a primer, used in conjunction with a primer to assure detonation of the main charge. Integrated blasting caps containing separate compartments for primer and booster are used as detonators for certain explosives.
    • Booster (Med) an immunizing medication given after an initial immunizing treatment, to provide increased or extended immunity. Also called booster dose. When in the form of an injection, it may be called a booster shot.
    • Booster (Elec) An instrument for regulating the electro-motive force in an alternating-current circuit; -- so called because used to “boost”, or raise, the pressure in the circuit.
    • Booster any auxiliary device or part of a device to provide increased power, force, or effectiveness, as with a pumping device.
    • Booster the first stage of a multistage rocket, providing all or part of the driving force at lift-off and until the second stage ignites, whether or not the booster stage is detached after the fuel is spent. Also called booster rocket. In some cases, a booster has been used to assist the takeoff of airplanes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n booster One who boosts.
    • n booster In electricity, a device by which the electromotive force in an electric circuit is regulated.
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In literature:

The solid-fuel booster ignited with a roar.
"Pushbutton War" by Joseph P. Martino
The function of the pushpots was to serve as the first booster stage of a multiple-stage rocket.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
You'd be a peach of a booster for this town, wouldn't you?
"William Adolphus Turnpike" by William Banks
Everyone in Rhodesia is a born booster.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
I never had a booster in my life, and I've sold for nigh onto fifty years.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The job of the booster is to stimulate business by gambling freely himself.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
Just see if any booster has gone out between here and there.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
The booster units will be in three sections.
"The Big Tomorrow" by Paul Lohrman
Robert Strong and Dorothy and Arvilly clumb clear to the top, helped by Arab lifters and boosters.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
And yet, with our thought-wave boosters, we are in instantaneous communication!
"At the Post" by Horace Leonard Gold
Stan cracked the throttle wide open and kicked in the emergency booster.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
We both want a booster shot for Blue Martian.
"Category Phoenix" by Boyd Ellanby
Her admiring husband said that she was what one might call a real booster.
"Molly Brown's College Friends" by Nell Speed
And yet that station wasn't quite so sizable as certain of the local boosters would have people think.
"Down the Yellowstone" by Lewis R. Freeman
I became a promoter, a 'booster,' with the others.
"The City of Numbered Days" by Francis Lynde
But Joe wanted to become a pitcher, and, in fact, had pitched for the Bentville Boosters.
"Baseball Joe on the School Nine" by Lester Chadwick
I was not called a free-go-easy coon, but a genuine booster for Calias and the Little Crow.
"The Conquest" by Oscar Micheaux
Organize in your own way a boosters' club and provide play apparatus.
"Farm Boys and Girls" by William Arch McKeever
The superheater, the arch, the booster, and the feed-water heater together vastly increase the power of the steam locomotive.
"Our Railroads To-Morrow" by Edward Hungerford
The famine-booster does not look at things in that light, though.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner

In news:

The Pilot Grove Booster Club will host a Purple & Gold Basketball Scrimmage on Saturday, Nov 17th.
The Norwood-Norfolk Booster Club will hold a dance for grades 5 through 8 at the Norwood Municipal Building Friday, Nov 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets will be $3 and refreshments will be sold.
US states with laws requiring kids to ride in car booster seats have had fewer child deaths in accidents, especially among 6- and 7-year-olds, researchers reported Monday.
After car booster seat laws, child deaths fell.
"We are not happy about it," Findlay Music Booster President Carmen Brown said at the boosters ' annual meeting.
After the meeting, several signed a letter the music boosters wrote to the school board, detailing their worries.
THE ENDURA PR (PRESSURE BOOSTER ) CONTROL PANEL is designed for commercial pressure booster applications using 1-4 VFDs, and includes the VFDC-4000 controller and one VFD for each pump.
Booster group forms for San Clemente's North Beach.
Joseph was an innovative lawyer and booster for nonprofits: news obituary.
Vaccinate infants and children according to established vaccination schedule, including boosters .
Check your vaccination records and get a booster if needed.
The Melzer Boys and Girls Club Alumni Boosters Club is seeking the community's help with their Winter Coat Drive, under way now through Dec 21.
Harvey R "Bum" Bright , a staunch Texas A&M booster best known for buying the Dallas Cowboys from founder Clint Murchison and selling them to Jerry Jones, has died.
The Borger Band Boosters will be holding their Annual Brisket Dinner, scheduled from 4-7 pm Friday, Nov 4, at the American Legion Hall, 1000 Bulldog Lane.
Sky Daniels says station has new boosters set to go up soon.

In science:

Before installing the DSP system, all parameters of the booster ramping process had to be optimized manually, which usually took many hours. Since the control system could not provide most diagnostics data with sufficient time resolution and precision, reasons for bad booster performance were hard to detect.
The Evolution of the DELTA Control System
The booster, accumulator ring and the cooling were upgraded but the most dramatic change was the construction of a main injector along with an anti-proton recycler which where built in an tunnel adjacent to the Tevatron ring.
Probing extra spacetime dimensions at the Tevatron
This level is of major concern because it includes parking lots near Fermilab booster tower and, in fact, is open to general public.
Radiation shielding calculations for MuCool Test Area at Fermilab
This scenario describes the worst possible case (when modeling 8-GeV proton beam accidents at Fermilab booster, a deflection angle of about 1 mrad is the sta ndard considered ).
Radiation shielding calculations for MuCool Test Area at Fermilab
The protons from the Booster arrive in batches of 84 bunches, each of which is ∼4 ns wide with ∼19 ns peak-to-peak separation, giving a length of ∼1.6 µs to the whole batch.
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
The Booster Neutrino Beam saw first protons on target (POT) in September of 2002 and Fig. 1.1 records the weekly and cumulative proton delivery since then.
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
Figure 1.1: Proton delivery to the Booster Neutrino Beam target from the start of operations in late 2002 to present (May 2005).
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
At present, the NuMI beam has started running and the Booster Neutrino Beam has been receiving significantly fewer protons.
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
Col laborations proposing experiments to run in the Booster neutrino beam in FY2006 and beyond should plan their physics program on the basis of 1 − 2 × 1020 POT per year.
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
Operating the BNB for one year in the NuMI era requires running the Booster accelerator ∼2 Hz more than it would run without the BNB .
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
Additionally, this added running has the potential to increase the failure rates of components in the Linac and Booster.
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
We begin with a general discussion of the Booster neutrino flux.
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
Expected event rates in the SciBar detector for a variety of Booster beamline locations were estimated using the NEUT Monte Carlo simulation which has been demonstrated to perform well in modeling SciBar data taken at K2K .
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
Thus, we expect to see ∼100-200 of these background events, depending on Booster performance, which is consistent with previous predictions of cosmic neutron rates at similar latitudes .
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
The marriage of K2K’s fine-grained SciBar detector and the Booster Neutrino Beamline presents a unique, low risk, and low cost opportunity for low energy neutrino and antineutrino measurements that are useful to the neutrino community at large.
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam