1. start - noun
· the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
2. start - 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"
3. start - noun
· a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning); "he got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital"; "his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen"
4. start - noun
· a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"
5. start - noun
· the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
6. start - noun
· a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
7. start - noun
· a signal to begin (as in a race); "the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start"
8. start - noun
· the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race); "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
9. start - 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"
10. start - 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"
11. start - verb
· leave; "The family took off for Florida"
12. start - 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"
13. start - verb
· bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
14. start - verb
· get off the ground; "Who started this company?"; "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"
15. start - verb
· move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"
16. start - verb
· get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"
17. start - verb
· begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"
18. start - verb
· begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
19. start - verb
· play in the starting lineup
20. start - 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"
21. start - 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"
22. start - verb
· bulge outward; "His eyes popped"
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