What does Beginning mean?

Definitions for Beginning
bɪˈgɪn ɪŋbe·gin·ning

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beginningnoun

    the event consisting of the start of something

    "the beginning of the war"

  2. 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"

  3. beginningnoun

    the first part or section of something

    "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"

  4. 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"

  5. beginning, start, commencementadjective

    the act of starting something

    "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

  6. beginning(a), firstadjective

    serving to begin

    "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"

Wiktionary

  1. beginningnoun

    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.

  2. beginningnoun

    That which is begun; a rudiment or element.

  3. beginningnoun

    That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.

  4. beginningnoun

    The initial portion of some extended thing.

  5. beginningadjective

    Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing

  6. Etymology: Verbal noun of begin.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Beginningnoun

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. beginning

    A beginning refers to the start or initiation of something, where a new situation, process, activity, or event commences. It serves as the initial stage or point in time from which something emerges, progresses, or develops.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beginning

    of Begin

  2. Beginningnoun

    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

  3. Beginningnoun

    that which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source

  4. Beginningnoun

    that which is begun; a rudiment or element

  5. Beginningnoun

    enterprise

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Beginning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1592

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Beginning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1020

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Beginning' in Nouns Frequency: #608

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beginning in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beginning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Beginning in a Sentence

  1. Colin Wilson:

    Boredom, passivity, stagnation: these are the beginning of mental illness, which propagates itself like the scum on a stagnant pond.

  2. Robert Bleischwitz:

    The fans in front help to produce an air cushion, because the wing is tilted like a wedge and so the air is trapped below the wing surface and like a hovercraft it can elevate up at the beginning, so it can really lift off at nearly zero speed. And later you can tilt these thrusters in the front to get into a more streamlined, so which is then in the performance, better. So you use tillable rotors in the front to lift off at lower speed and fly at higher speed.

  3. Henry Ford:

    Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

  4. Rebecca Morley:

    Unfortunately, nationally and locally, we are beginning to see signs there is a leveling off in what was once a steep downward trend.

  5. press release:

    Parents are encouraged to place the infant in tummy time while awake and supervised for short periods of time beginning soon after hospital discharge, increasing incrementally to at least 15 to 30 minutes total daily by 7 weeks of age.

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