- The beginning of anything.
- usage: "it was off to a good start"
- The time at which something is supposed to begin.
- usage: "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
- A turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning. )
- usage: "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"
- synonyms: starting
- A sudden involuntary movement.
- usage: "he awoke with a start"
- The act of starting something.
- usage: "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
- A line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game.
- A signal to begin (as in a race. )
- usage: "the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start"
- synonyms: starting signal
- The advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race. )
- usage: "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
- synonyms: head start
- Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action.
- usage: "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"
- Set in motion, cause to start.
- usage: "The U. S. Started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"
- usage: "The family took off for Florida"
- Have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense.
- usage: "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250, 000"
- synonyms: begin
- Bring into being.
- usage: "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
- Get off the ground.
- usage: "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"
- Move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm.
- usage: "She startled when I walked into the room"
- Get going or set in motion.
- usage: "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"
- synonyms: start up
- Begin or set in motion.
- usage: "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go"
- Begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job.
- usage: "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
- synonyms: take up
- Play in the starting lineup.
- Have a beginning characterized in some specified way.
- usage: "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"
- synonyms: begin
- Begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object.
- usage: "begin a cigar"; "She started the soup while it was still hot"; "We started physics in 10th grade"
- synonyms: begin
- Bulge outward.
- usage: "His eyes popped"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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