Begin, Menachem Begin(verb)
Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence(verb)
take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
"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"
have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
"The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"
begin, lead off, start, commence(verb)
set in motion, cause to start
"The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"
begin to speak or say
"Now listen, friends," he began
be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series
"The number `one' begins the sequence"; "A terrible murder begins the novel"; "The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester"
have a beginning, of a temporal event
"WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month"
have a beginning characterized in some specified way
"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"
begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
"begin a cigar"; "She started the soup while it was still hot"; "We started physics in 10th grade"
achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative
"This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation"; "You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war"
begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
"She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade"
To start, to initiate or take the first step into something.
Origin: From beginnen, from beginnan, from biginnanan (compare West Frisian begjinne, / beginnen), from ghendhe/o 'to take' (compare genni 'to delve, submerge onself', Latin prehendere 'to grasp, nab', praeda 'prey', zë 'to catch', Ancient Greek chandánein 'to hold, contain')
to have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence
to do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start
to enter on; to commence
to trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of
Begin is a Japanese pop group from Ishigaki Island in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Their sound contains many elements of traditional Okinawan music, and prominently features the sanshin.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
be-gin′, v.i. to take rise: to enter on something new: to commence.—v.t. to enter on: to commence (with at, with, upon):—pr.p. begin′ning; pa.t. began′; pa.p. begun′.—ns. Begin′ner, one who begins: one who is beginning to learn or practise anything; Begin′ning, origin or commencement: rudiments—(Spens.) Beginne′.—adj. Begin′ningless. [A.S. beginnan (more usually onginnan), from be, and ginnan, to begin.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'begin' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1375
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'begin' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1933
Rank popularity for the word 'begin' in Verbs Frequency: #44
The numerical value of begin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of begin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Begin -- to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.
If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts but if we begin with doubts, and we are patient in them, we shall end in certainties.
'Where shall I begin, please your Majesty' he asked. 'Begin at the beginning,' the King said, gravely, 'and go on till you come to the end then stop.'
This is the season in Iowa, so everyone looks hard at visitors to the state, iowa Democrats are eager for this caucus season to begin. So his appearance is going to fuel that longing by the part of Iowa Democrats for the discussion to begin.
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- بدأ, يبدأArabic
- пачынаць, пачацца, пачаць, пачынаццаBelarusian
- почвам, започвам, почнаBulgarian
- শুরু করা, আরম্ভ করাBengali
- començar, iniciarCatalan, Valencian
- začít, začínatCzech
- beginnen, starten, anfangenGerman
- komenci, ekiEsperanto
- iniciar, empezar, comenzarSpanish
- alustama, hakkamaEstonian
- اغاز کردن, شروع کردنPersian
- alkaa, aloittaaFinnish
- empezar, comezar, comenzar, iniciarGalician
- शुरू होना, शुरू करनाHindi
- kezd, elkezdHungarian
- comenciar, iniciarInterlingua
- byrja, hefjastIcelandic
- cominciare, iniziareItalian
- 開始, 始まる, 始めるJapanese
- იწყება, დაიწყებაGeorgian
- incipere, initiare, committoLatin
- почне, започнеMacedonian
- beginnen, aanvangenDutch
- començar, entamenarOccitan
- zaczynać się, zaczynać, zacząć, zacząć sięPolish
- iniciar, começarPortuguese
- entschaiver, entscheiver, cumenzar, scumanzar, inizier, antschever, cumanzer, iniziarRomansh
- начинаться, начинать, начать, начатьсяRussian
- pòčēti, по̀че̄тиSerbo-Croatian
- ආරම්භ කරනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- začať, začínaťSlovak
- börja, begynna, inleda, påbörjaSwedish
- шуру кардан, шуруъ карданTajik
- เริ่ม, เริ่มต้น, เริ่มทำThai
- починати, почати, починатися, початисяUkrainian
- شروع کرناUrdu
- boshlanmoq, boshlamoqUzbek
- bắt đầuVietnamese
- beginön, primönVolapük
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