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Princeton's WordNet

  1. start(noun)

    the beginning of anything

    "it was off to a good start"

  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. start, starting(noun)

    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"

  4. startle, jump, start(noun)

    a sudden involuntary movement

    "he awoke with a start"

  5. beginning, start, commencement(noun)

    the act of starting something

    "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

  6. start, starting line, scratch, scratch line(noun)

    a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

  7. starting signal, start(noun)

    a signal to begin (as in a race)

    "the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start"

  8. 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"

  9. 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"

  10. 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"

  11. depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off(verb)


    "The family took off for Florida"

  12. begin, start(verb)

    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"

  13. originate, initiate, start(verb)

    bring into being

    "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"

  14. 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"

  15. startle, jump, start(verb)

    move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm

    "She startled when I walked into the room"

  16. start, start up(verb)

    get going or set in motion

    "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"

  17. start, go, get going(verb)

    begin or set in motion

    "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"

  18. start, take up(verb)

    begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job

    "Take up a position"; "start a new job"

  19. start(verb)

    play in the starting lineup

  20. begin, start(verb)

    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"

  21. begin, start(verb)

    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"

  22. start, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out(verb)

    bulge outward

    "His eyes popped"


  1. START(n.)

    A Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union which provided for stepwise reductions in the number of nuclear weapons possessed by each country.

  2. Origin: [From Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.]


  1. Start(Noun)

    A typical button for video games, with varying results. Often, it pauses a game, starts a game or chooses an option.

  2. Origin: The verb start, with initial uppercase letter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Start(verb)

    to leap; to jump

  2. Start(verb)

    to move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act

  3. Start(verb)

    to set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start business

  4. Start(verb)

    to become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure

  5. Start(verb)

    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

  6. Start(verb)

    to bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent

  7. Start(verb)

    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

  8. Start(verb)

    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

  9. Start(verb)

    to pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask

  10. Start(noun)

    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

  11. Start(noun)

    a convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort

  12. Start(noun)

    a sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy

  13. Start(noun)

    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

  14. Start(verb)

    a tail, or anything projecting like a tail

  15. Start(verb)

    the handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle

  16. Start(verb)

    the curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel bucket

  17. Start(verb)

    the arm, or level, of a gin, drawn around by a horse

  18. Origin: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]


  1. Start

    Start is Singaporean Mandopop artist Stefanie Sun's first Mandarin and English studio cover album. It was released on 1 February 2002 by Warner Music Taiwan. The album is a collection of 12 of Sun's and her fans' favourite songs.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'start' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #808

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'start' in Written Corpus Frequency: #287

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'start' in Nouns Frequency: #553

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'start' in Verbs Frequency: #49

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • اِبتِدَاء, نجمة, بدأArabic
  • başlamaqAzerbaijani
  • пачынацца, пачацца, пачатак, пачынаць, пачацьBelarusian
  • започвам, начало, почвам, почнаBulgarian
  • začínat, začít, začátek, startCzech
  • anfangen, beginnen, Ruck, Start, starten, Beginn, AnfangGerman
  • αφετηρία, εκκίνηση, αρχή, ξεκίνημαGreek
  • eki, ekoEsperanto
  • inicio, empezar, comenzar, iniciar, arrancar, comienzo, salidaSpanish
  • آغازPersian
  • lähtö, aloittaa, alkaa, hätkähtää, säpsähtää, irrota, alku, aloitus, hätkähdys, käynnistää, aloituskokoonpano, esittää, käynnistyä, käynnistysFinnish
  • démarrer, commencer, départ, entamer, mettre en routeFrench
  • geit, cuir tús leIrish
  • toiseach, leum, clisgeadh, tòisichScottish Gaelic
  • comezar, iniciar, arrancarGalician
  • התחלה, התחיל, פצחHebrew
  • शुरू करनाHindi
  • komanseHaitian Creole
  • indul, elkezd, startol, elindul, felriadHungarian
  • սկսել, սկսվել, սկիզբArmenian
  • komencoIdo
  • upphaf, hrökkva við, byrjun, hrökkva uppIcelandic
  • cominciare, partenza, inizio, avvioItalian
  • スタート地点, 開始, 始める, 飛び起きる, 始動, 始まる, スタート, 初め, びくっとするJapanese
  • 시작하다Korean
  • initiō, incipiōLatin
  • tīmatanga, tamaki, kahuki, tīmata, ohotata, ōrokotīmatanga, ohomauri, ohorereMāori
  • почетокMacedonian
  • starten, beginnen, aanvangen, start, startlijn, opschrikken, begin, aanvangDutch
  • begynneNorwegian
  • początek, zacząć, ruszyć, [[zerwać się]] ([[z]] [[łóżko, start, zapalić, rozpocząć, poderwać się, uruchomićPolish
  • sobressalto, abrir, iniciar, ligar, sobressaltar, começo, princípio, largada, partida, começar, inícioPortuguese
  • începe, porni, începutRomanian
  • дёрнуться, начало, старт, запускать, запустить, начинаться, начаться, стартовать, дёргаться, рывок, начинать, начатьRussian
  • полазиште, по̀че̄ти, започети, polazište, pòčēti, načnuti, načeti, započeti, почетак, трзај, покрет, zapustiti, pustiti, početak, начнути, начети, pokrenuti, trznuti, trgnuti, trzaj, pokret, navestiSerbo-Croatian
  • začiatok, začínať, začaťSlovak
  • začeti, začetekSlovene
  • ryck, start, börja, rycka tillSwedish
  • தொடங்குTamil
  • simulaTagalog
  • başlangıç, start, başlamakTurkish
  • починати, починатися, початися, початок, початиUkrainian
  • bắt đầuVietnamese

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