Synonyms for (noun) start

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: start, starting

Definition: a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)

Usage: 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

Similar words: play, turn

Definition: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

Usage: it is my turn; it is still my play


Synonyms: start, startle, jump

Definition: a sudden involuntary movement

Usage: he awoke with a start

Similar words: unconditioned reflex, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response

Definition: an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus


Synonyms: start, head start

Definition: the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race)

Usage: with an hour's start he will be hard to catch

Similar words: vantage, advantage

Definition: the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

Usage: the experience gave him the advantage over me


Synonyms: start, starting signal

Definition: a signal to begin (as in a race)

Usage: the starting signal was a green light; the runners awaited the start

Similar words: sign, signal, signaling

Definition: any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

Usage: signals from the boat suddenly stopped


Synonyms: start

Definition: the beginning of anything

Usage: it was off to a good start

Similar words: beginning

Definition: the event consisting of the start of something

Usage: the beginning of the war


Synonyms: start, starting line, scratch, scratch line

Definition: a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

Similar words: line

Definition: in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area


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 (verb) start

Synonyms: start

Definition: play in the starting lineup

Similar words: play

Definition: participate in games or sport

Usage: We played hockey all afternoon; play cards; Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches


Synonyms: start, originate, initiate

Definition: bring into being

Usage: He initiated a new program; Start a foundation

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: embark on, commence, start, start up

Definition: get off the ground

Usage: 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

Similar words: commence, start, lead off, begin

Definition: set in motion, cause to start

Usage: The U.S. started a war in the Middle East; The Iraqis began hostilities; begin a new chapter in your life


Synonyms: jump, start, startle

Definition: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm

Usage: She startled when I walked into the room

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off

Definition: leave

Usage: The family took off for Florida

Similar words: leave, go away, go forth

Definition: go away from a place

Usage: At what time does your train leave?; She didn't leave until midnight; The ship leaves at midnight


Synonyms: pop, pop out, protrude, start, bug out, bulge, bulge out, come out

Definition: bulge outward

Usage: His eyes popped

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape

Definition: assume a different shape or form


Synonyms: start, begin

Definition: begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object

Usage: begin a cigar; She started the soup while it was still hot; We started physics in 10th grade

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: start, begin

Definition: have a beginning characterized in some specified way

Usage: 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

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer