Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start.
  • noun The time when something begins or is begun.
  • noun The place where something begins or is begun.
  • noun The first part.
  • noun An early stage or phase.
  • noun The source or cause.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The origin; source; first cause.
  • noun The point of time or epoch at which anything begins; specifically, the time when the universe began to be.
  • noun The initial stage or first part of any process or proceeding; the starting-point: as, a small beginning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states.
  • noun That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
  • noun That which is begun; a rudiment or element.
  • noun Enterprise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states.
  • noun That which is begun; a rudiment or element.
  • noun That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
  • noun The initial portion of some extended thing.
  • verb Present participle of begin.
  • adjective informal Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the first part or section of something
  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
  • adjective serving to begin
  • noun the act of starting something
  • noun the event consisting of the start of something

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Verbal noun of begin.

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