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. Greg Dyke:

    I cannot see FIFA reforming itself under Blatter. He's had 16 years to reform it but he hasn't done it, this is the beginning, not the end. I think there is a lot more of this to play out.

  2. Hyatt Green:

    In some areas, it's not practical, but in a lot of areas, it is. If Hyatt Green have surveillance set up ahead of time and can crank it up at the beginning when Hyatt Green first hear about the possibility of an outbreak, Hyatt Green can use the platform as an early warning system. That would give us days or weeks lead time in coping with the pandemic or epidemic.

  3. Richard Bernstein:

    People are trying to time the bottom and that's indicative of an early bear market, when people have hope, the beginning of a bull market starts with complete despair, when you've killed hope.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    I think there's lots to do, and we're beginning to realize the 'reset button' didn't turn out so hot.

  5. Colette:

    It's nothing to be born ugly. Sensibly, the ugly woman comes to terms with her ugliness and exploits it as a grace of nature. To become ugly means the beginning of a calamity, self-willed most of the time.

Images & Illustrations of beginning

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