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

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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. Bruce Newman:

    We don't know how popular this guy is going get, this is just the beginning.

  2. Tamaey Gottuso:

    Your journey is JUST beginning and the small challenges u face now are just a moment in time, so small and so insignificant. Keep your eyes on the light, move forward with grace, confidence and integrity. Know that you are creating as u so desired long ago and that our paths are exactly where they are suppose to be in this NOW moment." Tamaey Gottuso

  3. Mitt Romney:

    I've been reluctant from the beginning trying to advise House Democratic on how they should proceed, now that the speaker has scheduled a vote on the impeachment inquiry, I think the issue has been over taken by events.

  4. Lucas Pouille:

    The beginning of a tournament is always complicated and it's reassuring to realize you are playing well in training and can apply it in a game.

  5. Janet Yellen:

    An advantage to beginning a little bit earlier is that we might have a more gradual path.

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