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start - Dictionary definition and meaning for word start

Definition
(noun) the beginning of anything
Example Sentence
  • it was off to a good start

Definition
(noun) the time at which something is supposed to begin
Example Sentence
  • they got an early start
  • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

Definition
(noun) a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)
Synonyms : starting
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) a sudden involuntary movement
Synonyms : jump , startle
Example Sentence
  • he awoke with a start

Definition
(noun) the act of starting something
Synonyms : beginning , commencement
Example Sentence
  • he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations

Definition
(noun) a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
Definition
(noun) a signal to begin (as in a race)
Synonyms : starting signal
Example Sentence
  • the starting signal was a green light
  • the runners awaited the start

Definition
(noun) the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race)
Synonyms : head start
Example Sentence
  • with an hour's start he will be hard to catch

Definition
(verb) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) set in motion, cause to start
Synonyms : begin , commence , lead off
Example Sentence
  • The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
  • The Iraqis began hostilities
  • begin a new chapter in your life

Definition
(verb) leave
Example Sentence
  • The family took off for Florida

Definition
(verb) have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
Synonyms : begin
Example Sentence
  • The DMZ begins right over the hill
  • The second movement begins after the Allegro
  • Prices for these homes start at $250,000

Definition
(verb) bring into being
Synonyms : initiate , originate
Example Sentence
  • He initiated a new program
  • Start a foundation

Definition
(verb) get off the ground
Synonyms : commence , embark on , start up
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
Synonyms : jump , startle
Example Sentence
  • She startled when I walked into the room

Definition
(verb) get going or set in motion
Synonyms : start up
Example Sentence
  • We simply could not start the engine
  • start up the computer

Definition
(verb) begin or set in motion
Synonyms : get going , go
Example Sentence
  • I start at eight in the morning
  • Ready, set, go!

Definition
(verb) begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
Synonyms : take up
Example Sentence
  • Take up a position
  • start a new job

Definition
(verb) play in the starting lineup
Definition
(verb) have a beginning characterized in some specified way
Synonyms : begin
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
Synonyms : begin
Example Sentence
  • begin a cigar
  • She started the soup while it was still hot
  • We started physics in 10th grade

Definition
(verb) bulge outward
Example Sentence
  • His eyes popped

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