Definitions for startstɑrt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to begin or set out, as on a journey or activity.
to become active, manifest, or operative; appear, issue forth, or come to life, esp. suddenly or abruptly:
The snowfall started at midnight. The engines started with a roar.
to spring, move, or dart suddenly from a position or place.
to be among the entrants in a race or the initial participants in a game or contest.
to give a sudden, involuntary jerk or jump, as from shock or pain.
eyes seeming to start from their sockets.
to spring, slip, or work loose from place or fastenings, as timbers or other structural parts.
(v.t.)to set moving, going, or acting:
to start a car; to start a fire.
to establish or found:
to start a new business.
to begin work on:
She's starting a new book.
to enable or help (someone) set out on a journey, career, etc.
to cause or choose to be an entrant in a game or contest:
He started his new pitcher in the crucial game.
to cause (an object) to work loose from place or fastenings.
Archaic. to startle.
(n.)a beginning of an action, journey, process, etc.
a place or time from which something begins.
the first part or beginning segment of anything:
We missed the start of the show.
a sudden, springing movement from a position.
a sudden, involuntary jerk of the body.
an instance of being an entrant in a race or an initial participant in a game or contest.
a lead or advance, as over competitors or pursuers.
a means of beginning or advancing something desired:
Her parents gave them a start by buying them a house.
a spurt of activity.
a signal to move, proceed, or begin, as on a course or in a race.
* Syn: See begin.
Origin of start:
bef. 1150; (v.) ME sterten to rush out, leap; cf. OE styrtan, with same sense
Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (or Treaty).
the beginning of anything
"it was off to a good start"
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"
a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)
"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"
startle, jump, start(noun)
a sudden involuntary movement
"he awoke with a start"
beginning, start, commencement(noun)
the act of starting something
"he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
start, starting line, scratch, scratch line(noun)
a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
starting signal, start(noun)
a signal to begin (as in a race)
"the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start"
start, head start(verb)
the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race)
"with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
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"
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"
depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off(verb)
"The family took off for Florida"
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"
originate, initiate, start(verb)
bring into being
"He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
start, start up, embark on, commence(verb)
get off the ground
"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"
startle, jump, start(verb)
move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
"She startled when I walked into the room"
start, start up(verb)
get going or set in motion
"We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"
start, go, get going(verb)
begin or set in motion
"I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"
start, take up(verb)
begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
"Take up a position"; "start a new job"
play in the starting lineup
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"
start, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out(verb)
"His eyes popped"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
Everyone started talking at the same time.; The dog started to bark.; If we start now, we'll be done before lunch.; I start my new job next week.
to begin to happen
It started to rain.
to begin a new thing
I'm thinking of starting my own company.; She starts school next week.
to begin in a particular way
He started his presentation with some statistics.; Eating a healthy breakfast is a good way to start the day.
(of a machine) to begin working, or to make it begin working
I couldn't start the engine.; The lawnmower wouldn't start.
Let's get started please.
at the beginning; = at first
We'll have champagne to start with.
indicates your first point
To start with, he's never on time.
the beginning of a period of time or activity
the start of the week; From the start, the vacation was a disaster.; an excellent start to the project; He dies right at the start of the story.
indicates your first point
For a start, you shouldn't have left without telling me.
We'll make a start on the housework.
A typical button for video games, with varying results. Often, it pauses a game, starts a game or chooses an option.
Origin: The verb start, with initial uppercase letter.
to leap; to jump
to move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act
to set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start business
to become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure
to cause to move suddenly; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly; as, the hounds started a fox
to bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent
to cause to move or act; to set going, running, or flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a business
to move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm started the bolts in the vessel
to pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask
the act of starting; a sudden spring, leap, or motion, caused by surprise, fear, pain, or the like; any sudden motion, or beginning of motion
a convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort
a sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy
the beginning, as of a journey or a course of action; first motion from a place; act of setting out; the outset; -- opposed to finish
a tail, or anything projecting like a tail
the handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle
the curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel bucket
the arm, or level, of a gin, drawn around by a horse
Translations for start
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sudden movement of the body
He gave a start of surprise.
- إهْتِزازَة الجِسْمArabic
- sobressaltoPortuguese (BR)
- das AuffahrenGerman
- πέταγμα, τίναγμαGreek
- चौंक, चिहुंक, आश्चर्यHindi
- trzaj, nagla nehotična kretnjaCroatian
- kippur, rykkurIcelandic
- balzo, sussultoItalian
- 깜짝 놀람, 벌떡 일어남, 움찔함Korean
- støkk, rykkNorwegian
- zryw, drgnięciePolish
- trzaj iznenađenjaSerbian
- ryck, ryckningSwedish
- 驚動Chinese (Trad.)
- дригання; поштовхUkrainian
- اچانک حرکتUrdu
- sự giật nảy ngườiVietnamese
- 惊动Chinese (Simp.)
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