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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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