Dictionary Results for start

1. start - noun

· the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"

Hypernym(s): beginning

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"

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

Hypernym(s): point, point_in_time

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"

Synonym(s): starting

Hypernym(s): turn, play

4. start - noun

· a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"

Synonym(s): startle, jump

Hypernym(s): reflex, reflex_response, reflex_action, instinctive_reflex, innate_reflex, inborn_reflex, unconditioned_reflex, physiological_reaction

5. start - noun

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

Synonym(s): beginning, commencement

Hypernym(s): change_of_state

Antonym(s): finish

6. start - noun

· a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

Synonym(s): starting_line, scratch, scratch_line

Hypernym(s): line

7. start - noun

· a signal to begin (as in a race); "the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start"

Synonym(s): starting_signal

Hypernym(s): signal, signaling, sign

8. start - noun

· the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race); "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"

Synonym(s): head_start

Hypernym(s): advantage, vantage

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"

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

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"

Synonym(s): begin, lead_off, commence

11. start - verb

· leave; "The family took off for Florida"

Synonym(s): depart, part, start_out, set_forth, set_off, set_out, take_off

Hypernym(s): leave, go_forth, go_away

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"

Synonym(s): begin

13. start - verb

· bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"

Synonym(s): originate, initiate

Hypernym(s): make, create

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"

Synonym(s): start_up, embark_on, commence

Hypernym(s): begin, lead_off, start, commence

15. start - verb

· move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"

Synonym(s): startle, jump

Hypernym(s): move

16. start - verb

· get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"

Synonym(s): start_up

Antonym(s): stop

17. start - verb

· begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"

Synonym(s): go, get_going

Antonym(s): stop

18. start - verb

· begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"

Synonym(s): take_up

19. start - verb

· play in the starting lineup

Hypernym(s): play

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"

Synonym(s): begin

Hypernym(s): be

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"

Synonym(s): begin

Hypernym(s): act, move

22. start - verb

· bulge outward; "His eyes popped"

Synonym(s): protrude, pop, pop_out, bulge, bulge_out, bug_out, come_out

Hypernym(s): change_shape, change_form, deform

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