Definitions for beginningbɪˈgɪn ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•gin•ningbɪˈgɪn ɪŋ(n.)

  1. an act of starting.

  2. the point of time or space at which anything starts.

  3. the first part:

    the beginning of the book.

  4. Often, beginnings. an initial or rudimentary stage.

  5. origin:

    That was the beginning of their quarrel.

Origin of beginning:

1175–1225

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beginning(noun)

    the event consisting of the start of something

    "the beginning of the war"

  2. beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset(noun)

    the time at which something is supposed to begin

    "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

  3. beginning(noun)

    the first part or section of something

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

  4. beginning, origin, root, rootage, source(noun)

    the place where something begins, where it springs into being

    "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"

  5. beginning, start, commencement(adj)

    the act of starting something

    "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

  6. beginning(a), first(adj)

    serving to begin

    "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. beginning(noun)ɪˈgɪn ɪŋ

    an early part of a process or time

    the beginning of the song; at the beginning of the semester; In the beginning I didn't like it.

Wiktionary

  1. beginning(Noun)

    The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states.

  2. beginning(Noun)

    That which is begun; a rudiment or element.

  3. beginning(Noun)

    That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.

  4. beginning(Noun)

    The initial portion of some extended thing.

  5. beginning(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing

  6. Origin: Verbal noun of begin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beginning

    of Begin

  2. Beginning(noun)

    the act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states

  3. Beginning(noun)

    that which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source

  4. Beginning(noun)

    that which is begun; a rudiment or element

  5. Beginning(noun)

    enterprise

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beginning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1592

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beginning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1020

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beginning' in Nouns Frequency: #608


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