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.

    Etymology: Verbal noun of begin.

  2. beginningnoun

    That which is begun; a rudiment or element.

    Etymology: Verbal noun of begin.

  3. beginningnoun

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

    Etymology: Verbal noun of begin.

  4. beginningnoun

    The initial portion of some extended thing.

    Etymology: Verbal noun of begin.

  5. beginningadjective

    Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing

    Etymology: Verbal noun of begin.

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

How to pronounce beginning?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Laith Khalaf:

    Tesco has maintained the positive momentum it picked up around the beginning of this year, with sales continuing to rise against a challenging retail backdrop, the elephant in the room is Amazon, which is currently testing out a grocery delivery service for some customers in London; if successful this represents a clear and present danger to the health of UK supermarkets.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Holy Father, we are grateful for your invaluable support of our new beginning with the Cuban people, which holds out the promise of better relations between our countries, greater cooperation across our hemisphere, and a better life for the Cuban people.

  3. Ranveer Singh:

    This film is something that takes a genre of music that has essentially been underground in India so far and brings it to the mainstream, i want this to be the beginning of something because I really think Hindustani hip-hop is a revolution. It's more than just music. It's a musical and social revolution.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Don't be afraid of your fears. Face your fears, beginning with your deepest and innermost fears. After your confrontation, your fears will have no more power over you. Nothing else but your Courage to confront your fears will set you free - permanently!

  5. Alwalid Alekrish:

    A lot of people are asking are we going to cut the project back, take something out, up to now, we're working as we have since the beginning. Our payments are being done in the contractual period. It's business as usual for us.

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