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Synonyms for beginning

Synonyms for (noun) beginning

Synonyms: start, commencement, beginning Definition: the act of starting something Usage: he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations

Similar words: change of state Definition: the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

Synonyms: beginning Definition: the first part or section of something Usage: `It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story

Similar words: part, section, division Definition: one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole Usage: the written part of the exam; the finance section of the company; the BBC's engineering division

Synonyms: beginning Definition: the event consisting of the start of something Usage: the beginning of the war

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening Definition: an event that happens

Synonyms: root, rootage, source, beginning, origin Definition: the place where something begins, where it springs into being Usage: the Italian beginning of the Renaissance; Jupiter was the origin of the radiation; Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River; communism's Russian root

Similar words: point Definition: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location Usage: she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

Synonyms: start, starting time, showtime, beginning, get-go, outset, offset, commencement, kickoff, first Definition: 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

Similar words: point, point in time Definition: an instant of time Usage: at that point I had to leave

Synonyms for (adjective) beginning

Synonyms: first, beginning Definition: serving to begin Usage: the beginning canto of the poem; the first verse

Similar words: opening Definition: first or beginning Usage: the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth; the play's opening scene