What does beginning mean?

Definitions for beginningbɪˈgɪn ɪŋ

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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"

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beginning in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beginning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Winston Churchill:

    Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

  2. Johann von Goethe:

    The beginning of faith is the beginning of fruitfulness but the beginning of unbelief, however glittering, is empty.

  3. Mark Geyer:

    It is, I think, consistent with those -- the beginning of shuttle and beginning of Apollo, i think it's in the same category.

  4. Susan Hammond:

    I don't think it's over. I think it's just beginning, we have hopes that possibly this will be the beginning of a change in the overreach of federal government, but it's only the beginning.

  5. Saker Nusseibeh:

    (Financial institutions) put a permanent premium on investing in Scotland ... I think the same thing is beginning here. Even by talking about leaving the EU we are beginning to weaken the financial industry in the UK.

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