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"
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.
Origin: [From Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.]
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
Origin: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stärt, v.i. to move suddenly aside: to wince: to deviate: to begin: to proceed: to give way somewhat.—v.t. to cause to move suddenly: to disturb suddenly: to rouse suddenly from concealment: to set in motion: to call forth: to invent or discover: to move suddenly from its place: to loosen: to empty: to pour out.—n. a sudden movement: a sudden motion of the body: a sudden rousing to action: an unexpected movement: a sally: a sudden fit: a quick spring: the first motion from a point or place: the outset.—n. Start′er, one who starts.—adj. Start′ful, apt to start.—adv. Start′ingly (Shak.), by fits or starts.—ns. Start′ing-point, the point from which anything starts, or from which motion begins; Start′ing-post, the post or barrier from which the competitors in a race start or begin the race.—adj. Start′ish, apt to start, skittish.—ns. Start′-up (Shak.), an upstart; Start′uppe (Spens.), a kind of high shoe or half-boot.—Start after, to set out after, to pursue; Start up, to rise suddenly, to come suddenly into notice.—Get, or Have, the start, to begin before another, to obtain an advantage over another. [M. E. sterten; closely akin to Dut. and Low Ger. storten, to plunge, Ger. stürzen.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'start' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #808
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'start' in Written Corpus Frequency: #287
Rank popularity for the word 'start' in Nouns Frequency: #553
Rank popularity for the word 'start' in Verbs Frequency: #49
The numerical value of start in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of start in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
Now that you start having money come in, start restoring services before you start increasing people's pay.
In the presidency it's the individual that is important. Political groups are not important. In reality, an individual can start a wave, whoever can start this wave will get votes. Ahmadinejad has started, and can start this wave.
Charlie And I'd really like to kiss you, but that's not a good idea, because then we'd start kissing on the couch, and then we'd start kissing on the bed, and I don't wanna rush into spending the night together. Harriet I'd love to spend the night together. Charlie I have no problem with that
Michelle and I will personally donate $2 million to our summer jobs programs here in the community so that right away people can get to work and we can start providing opportunity for them, we can't afford to wait four years to start working together, and so what Michelle and I want to do is start now.
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Translations for start
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- اِبتِدَاء, نجمة, بدأ, بدايةArabic
- 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
- آغاز, شروعPersian
- 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 करना, प्रारंभHindi
- komanseHaitian Creole
- indul, elkezd, startol, elindul, felriad, indításHungarian
- սկսել, սկսվել, սկիզբArmenian
- 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
- 시작하다, 스타트Korean
- initiō, incipiō, principiumLatin
- tīmatanga, tamaki, kahuki, tīmata, ohotata, ōrokotīmatanga, ohomauri, ohorereMāori
- starten, beginnen, aanvangen, start, startlijn, opschrikken, begin, aanvangDutch
- 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, început, startRomanian
- 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
- தொடங்கு, தொடக்கத்தில்Tamil
- başlangıç, start, başlamak, başlamaTurkish
- починати, починатися, початися, початок, почати, стартUkrainian
- bắt đầu, khởi đầuVietnamese
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