the event consisting of the start of something
"the beginning of the war"
beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offsetnoun
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, sourcenoun
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, commencementadjective
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"
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
Etymology: Verbal noun of begin.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from begin.
Wherever we place the beginning of motion, whether from the head or the heart, the body moves and acts by a consent of all its parts. Jonathan Swift.
Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offering. Numbers, x. 10.
Youth, what man’s age is like to be, doth show;
We may our end by our beginning know. John Denham.
By viewing nature, nature’s handmaid, art
Makes mighty things from small beginnings grow:
Thus fishes first to shipping did impart,
Their tail the rudder, and their head the prow. Dryden.
The understanding is passive; and whether or not it will have these beginnings, and materials of knowledge, is not in its own power. John Locke.
The causes and designs of an action, are the beginning; the effects of these causes, and the difficulties that are met with in the execution of these designs, are the middle; and the unravelling and resolution of these difficulties, are the end. Alexander Pope, on Epick Poetry.
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
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Beginning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1592
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Beginning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1020
Rank popularity for the word 'Beginning' in Nouns Frequency: #608
The numerical value of Beginning in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Beginning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
I was appalled, not only was it out of bounds, it was untrue. He should have from the beginning corrected that kind of rhetoric, that level of hatefulness.
We were trying to answer the question everybody was asking: 'Where is Peng Shuai?' This is why we took this human-centred approach from the very beginning, this is why we invited her for a meeting here, to show everybody it is not just a one-off effort. We will keep this contact up. We answered the question 'where is Peng Shuai?' We are continuing by having invited her to come to [the IOC headquarters].
Afghanistan. Well, I've been against that war in Afghanistan from the very beginning, we're spending $300 million a week in Afghanistan over 20 years.
There's a huge, huge question about the cause of this failure, not from a point of view of finger-pointing, but for understanding if we should expect new vehicles to operate reliably from the beginning.
It marked the beginning of an altered, diminished, heartbreaking life.
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Translations for Beginning
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- източник, наченки, началоBulgarian
- començament, inici, principiCatalan, Valencian
- počátek, začátekCzech
- Beginn, Angefangene, Anfang, BegonneneGerman
- αρχή, αρχίGreek
- inicio, principio, comienzo, comenzandoSpanish
- algus, alustamineEstonian
- alku, alkaminen, alkuosaFinnish
- début, ébauche, commencementFrench
- ag tosúIrish
- toiseachScottish Gaelic
- principio, inicio, comezo, empezoGalician
- kezdet, elejeHungarian
- սկզբնապատճառ, սկիզբArmenian
- 到来, 発端, 始まり, 開始, 起源Japanese
- 시작, 始作, 처음Korean
- سهرهتایی, دهستپێکردنKurdish
- initium, principiumLatin
- pradžia, pradėjimas, debiutasLithuanian
- തുടക്കം, ആരംഭംMalayalam
- begin, aanvangDutch
- começo, gerador, princípio, originador, inícioPortuguese
- prinzipi, entschatta, antschatta, antscheataRomansh
- început, debut, inițiere, începere, startRomanian
- начало, источникRussian
- početak, почињање, počinjanje, почетакSerbo-Croatian
- počiatok, začiatokSlovak
- izvor, začetek, pričetekSlovene
- orsak, begynnelse, upphov, början, bSwedish
- ప్రారంభం, మొదలుTelugu
- başlanan, iptida, başlangıçTurkish
- phần đầu, bắt đầuVietnamese
- kimince, kiminçmintWalloon
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