Definitions for beginningbɪˈgɪn ɪŋ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an act of starting.
the point of time or space at which anything starts.
the first part:
the beginning of the book.
Often, beginnings. an initial or rudimentary stage.
That was the beginning of their quarrel.
Origin of beginning:
the event consisting of the start of something
"the beginning of the war"
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"
the first part or section of something
"`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
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"
beginning, start, commencement(adj)
the act of starting something
"he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
serving to begin
"the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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.
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.
That which is begun; a rudiment or element.
That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
The initial portion of some extended thing.
Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing
Origin: Verbal noun of begin.
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
that which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source
that which is begun; a rudiment or element
Translations for beginning
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to come or bring, into being, to start
He began to talk; The meeting began early.
- aan die beginAfrikaans
- começoPortuguese (BR)
- der AnfangGerman
- آغاز؛ شروعFarsi
- awal, mulaIndonesian
- cominciare, iniziareItalian
- آغاز؛ شروعPersian
- پیل، شروعPashto
- 開始Chinese (Trad.)
- شروعات ، آغازUrdu
- phần đầuVietnamese
- 开始Chinese (Simp.)
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