What does beginning mean?

Definitions for beginning
bɪˈgɪn ɪŋbe·gin·ning

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beginning(noun)

    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, 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. beginning(noun)

    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, source(noun)

    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, commencement(adj)

    the act of starting something

    "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

  6. beginning(a), first(adj)

    serving to begin

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

Wiktionary

  1. beginning(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: Verbal noun of begin.

  2. beginning(Noun)

    That which is begun; a rudiment or element.

    Etymology: Verbal noun of begin.

  3. beginning(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Verbal noun of begin.

  4. beginning(Noun)

    The initial portion of some extended thing.

    Etymology: Verbal noun of begin.

  5. beginning(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing

    Etymology: Verbal noun of begin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beginning

    of Begin

  2. Beginning(noun)

    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. Beginning(noun)

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

  4. Beginning(noun)

    that which is begun; a rudiment or element

  5. Beginning(noun)

    enterprise

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

How to pronounce beginning?

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How to say beginning in sign language?

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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. Prime Minister Miro Cerar:

    Our growth will be a bit lower at the beginning of next year, for that reason we will have lower growth in the next year because we will not be able to use all these funds for investments.

  2. The PBOC:

    Since the beginning of this year, the global and domestic economic environment has experienced a number of changes, reflecting these recent developments, we revised our China macroeconomic forecasts for 2016. Compared with our published forecasts in December last year, we maintain our baseline projection of 2016 real GDP growth at 6.8 percent.

  3. Lisa Simone Kelly:

    The project has been tainted from the very beginning, clearly, it is not the truth about my mother's life, and everyone now knows that. This is not how you want your loved ones remembered.

  4. Luis Moreno Ocampo:

    It's up to us to provide information that allows the ICC to understand, yes, we have jurisdiction in this case in this way, it's difficult to predict who will be prosecuted because this is the beginning.

  5. Ahmet Davutoglu:

    I am grateful to all European leaders for this new beginning.

Images & Illustrations of beginning

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