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
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
5. beginning - noun
· the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
Synonym(s): start, commencement
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
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"
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
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"
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"
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"
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"
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