Dictionary Results for beginning


1. beginning - noun

· the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event

Antonym(s): ending




2. beginning - noun

· the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

Synonym(s): commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting_time, showtime, offset

Hypernym(s): point, point_in_time

Antonym(s): middle, end




3. beginning - noun

· the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"

Hypernym(s): part, section, division

Antonym(s): middle, end




4. beginning - noun

· the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"

Synonym(s): origin, root, rootage, source

Hypernym(s): point




5. beginning - noun

· the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

Synonym(s): start, commencement

Hypernym(s): change_of_state




6. begin - verb

· take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"

Synonym(s): get_down, get, start_out, start, set_about, set_out, commence

Antonym(s): end




7. begin - verb

· have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"

Synonym(s): start

Antonym(s): end




8. begin - verb

· set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"

Synonym(s): lead_off, start, commence

Antonym(s): end




9. begin - verb

· begin to speak or say; "`Now listen, friends', he began"

Hypernym(s): talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise




10. begin - verb

· be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series; "The number `one' begins the sequence"; "A terrible murder begins the novel"; "The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester"




11. begin - verb

· have a beginning, of a temporal event; "WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month"

Hypernym(s): be




12. begin - verb

· have a beginning characterized in some specified way; "The novel begins with a murder"; "My property begins with the three maple trees"; "Her day begins with a workout"; "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony"

Synonym(s): start

Hypernym(s): be




13. begin - verb

· begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object; "begin a cigar"; "She started the soup while it was still hot"; "We started physics in 10th grade"

Synonym(s): start

Hypernym(s): act, move




14. begin - verb

· 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"; "You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war"

Hypernym(s): achieve, accomplish, attain, reach




15. begin - verb

· begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; "She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade"




16. beginning - adjective

· serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"

Synonym(s): first





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