Dictionary Results for begins


1. 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)

Synonym(s): Begin, Menachem_Begin




2. 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




3. 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




4. 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




5. begin - verb

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

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




6. 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"




7. 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




8. 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




9. 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




10. 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




11. begin - verb

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





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