• 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

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