Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Beginning; first attempt or appearance; first step: used specifically of a first appearance in society, or before the public, as that of an actor or an actress on the stage.
  • noun In chess, same as opening, 9.

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

  • noun A beginning or first attempt; hence, a first appearance before the public, as of an actor or public speaker.

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

  • verb make one's debut
  • verb appear for the first time in public
  • verb present for the first time to the public
  • noun the presentation of a debutante in society
  • noun the act of beginning something new

Etymologies

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Borrowing from French début, from débuter ("begin”, “start”, “lead off").

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