Definitions for beginning

Definitions for (noun) beginning

Main entry: start, commencement, beginning

Definition: the act of starting something

Usage: he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations

Main entry: beginning

Definition: the first part or section of something

Usage: `It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story

Main entry: beginning

Definition: the event consisting of the start of something

Usage: the beginning of the war

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Definitions for (adj) beginning

Main entry: first, beginning

Definition: serving to begin

Usage: the beginning canto of the poem; the first verse

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