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 beginning beginning

noun

  • ( ) the event consisting of the start of something  ( beginning )
    the event consisting of the start of something
     the beginning of the war
    the beginning of the war
  • ( ) the time at which something is supposed to begin  ( beginning, commencement, first, get-go, kickoff, offset, outset, showtime, start, starting time )
    the time at which something is supposed to begin
     they got an early start
    they got an early start
     she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her
    she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her
  • ( ) the first part or section of something  ( beginning )
    the first part or section of something
     It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story
    It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story
  • ( ) the act of starting something  ( beginning, commencement, start )
    the act of starting something
     he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations
    he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations
  • ( ) the place where something begins, where it springs into being  ( beginning, origin, root, rootage, source )
    the place where something begins, where it springs into being
     the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
     Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
     Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
     communism's Russian root
    communism's Russian root
  • adj

  • serving to begin  ( beginning, first )
    serving to begin
     the beginning canto of the poem
    the beginning canto of the poem
     the first verse
    the first verse


  •  Begin Begin

    noun

  • Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)  ( Begin, Menachem Begin )
    Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
  • verb

  • ( ) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action  ( begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start, start out )
    take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
     We began working at dawn
    We began working at dawn
     Who will start?
    Who will start?
     Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    Get working as soon as the sun rises!
     The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
     He began early in the day
    He began early in the day
     Let's get down to work now
    Let's get down to work now
  • ( ) have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense  ( begin, start )
    have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
     The DMZ begins right over the hill
    The DMZ begins right over the hill
     The second movement begins after the Allegro
    The second movement begins after the Allegro
     Prices for these homes start at $250,000
    Prices for these homes start at $250,000
  • ( ) set in motion, cause to start  ( begin, commence, lead off, start )
    set in motion, cause to start
     The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
    The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
     The Iraqis began hostilities
    The Iraqis began hostilities
     begin a new chapter in your life
    begin a new chapter in your life
  • ( ) begin to speak or say  ( begin )
    begin to speak or say
     Now listen, friends', he began
    Now listen, friends', he began
  • begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language  ( begin )
    begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
     She began Russian at an early age
    She began Russian at an early age
     We started French in fourth grade
    We started French in fourth grade
  • achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative  ( begin )
    achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative
     This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation
    This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation
     You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war
    You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war
  • begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object  ( begin, start )
    begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
     begin a cigar
    begin a cigar
     She started the soup while it was still hot
    She started the soup while it was still hot
     We started physics in 10th grade
    We started physics in 10th grade
  • have a beginning characterized in some specified way  ( begin, start )
    have a beginning characterized in some specified way
     The novel begins with a murder
    The novel begins with a murder
     My property begins with the three maple trees
    My property begins with the three maple trees
     Her day begins with a workout
    Her day begins with a workout
     The semester begins with a convocation ceremony
    The semester begins with a convocation ceremony
  • have a beginning, of a temporal event  ( begin )
    have a beginning, of a temporal event
     WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland
    WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland
     The company's Asia tour begins next month
    The company's Asia tour begins next month
  • be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series  ( begin )
    be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series
     The number one' begins the sequence
    The number one' begins the sequence
     A terrible murder begins the novel
    A terrible murder begins the novel
     The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester
    The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester


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