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.

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. Hillary Clinton:

    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.

  2. Thomas Bach:

    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].

  3. President Biden:

    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.

  4. Carissa Christensen:

    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.

  5. Michael Ellerin:

    It marked the beginning of an altered, diminished, heartbreaking life.

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