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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

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. Romain Grosjean:

    I said in winter testing we could score points early in the season. I was thinking that we would be fighting between 10th and 14th, scoring so many points at the beginning, I don't think anyone was expecting that.

  2. Penninah Kamagaju:

    (In the beginning), we counted, like, 300 buffalos in the whole park. Now there is almost 1,000, even the impala, which is a kind of antelope. Those have really increased a lot. We had 500 and now there is 5,000.

  3. Philippe Martinez:

    It's just the beginning.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    Our life is like a movie directed by God which has no beginning and ending, just interval in which we have to play our whole role.

  5. Larry Kudlow:

    Well, on the tariff raise, The President has said 90 days beginning January 1, which is when it was going to go -- the 10 to 25 was going to go into effect. So that's The President -- that's the policy.

Images & Illustrations of beginning

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