What does start mean?

Definitions for start
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word start.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. startnoun

    the beginning of anything

    "it was off to a good start"

  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. start, startingnoun

    a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)

    "he got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital"; "his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen"

  4. startle, jump, startnoun

    a sudden involuntary movement

    "he awoke with a start"

  5. beginning, start, commencementnoun

    the act of starting something

    "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

  6. start, starting line, scratch, scratch linenoun

    a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

  7. starting signal, startnoun

    a signal to begin (as in a race)

    "the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start"

  8. start, head startverb

    the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race)

    "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"

  9. get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commenceverb

    take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

    "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"

  10. begin, lead off, start, commenceverb

    set in motion, cause to start

    "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"

  11. depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take offverb

    leave

    "The family took off for Florida"

  12. begin, startverb

    have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense

    "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"

  13. originate, initiate, startverb

    bring into being

    "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"

  14. start, start up, embark on, commenceverb

    get off the ground

    "Who started this company?"; "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"

  15. startle, jump, startverb

    move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm

    "She startled when I walked into the room"

  16. start, start upverb

    get going or set in motion

    "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"

  17. start, go, get goingverb

    begin or set in motion

    "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"

  18. start, take upverb

    begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job

    "Take up a position"; "start a new job"

  19. startverb

    play in the starting lineup

  20. begin, startverb

    have a beginning characterized in some specified way

    "The novel begins with a murder"; "My property begins with the three maple trees"; "Her day begins with a workout"; "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony"

  21. begin, startverb

    begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object

    "begin a cigar"; "She started the soup while it was still hot"; "We started physics in 10th grade"

  22. start, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come outverb

    bulge outward

    "His eyes popped"

GCIDE

  1. STARTnoun

    A Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union which provided for stepwise reductions in the number of nuclear weapons possessed by each country.

    Etymology: [From Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.]

Wiktionary

  1. Startnoun

    A typical button for video games, with varying results. Often, it pauses a game, starts a game or chooses an option.

    Etymology: The verb start, with initial uppercase letter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Startverb

    to leap; to jump

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  2. Startverb

    to move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  3. Startverb

    to set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start business

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  4. Startverb

    to become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  5. Startverb

    to cause to move suddenly; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly; as, the hounds started a fox

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  6. Startverb

    to bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  7. Startverb

    to cause to move or act; to set going, running, or flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a business

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  8. Startverb

    to move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm started the bolts in the vessel

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  9. Startverb

    to pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  10. Startnoun

    the act of starting; a sudden spring, leap, or motion, caused by surprise, fear, pain, or the like; any sudden motion, or beginning of motion

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  11. Startnoun

    a convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  12. Startnoun

    a sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  13. Startnoun

    the beginning, as of a journey or a course of action; first motion from a place; act of setting out; the outset; -- opposed to finish

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  14. Startverb

    a tail, or anything projecting like a tail

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  15. Startverb

    the handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  16. Startverb

    the curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel bucket

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

  17. Startverb

    the arm, or level, of a gin, drawn around by a horse

    Etymology: [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]

Freebase

  1. Start

    Start is Singaporean Mandopop artist Stefanie Sun's first Mandarin and English studio cover album. It was released on 1 February 2002 by Warner Music Taiwan. The album is a collection of 12 of Sun's and her fans' favourite songs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Start

    stärt, v.i. to move suddenly aside: to wince: to deviate: to begin: to proceed: to give way somewhat.—v.t. to cause to move suddenly: to disturb suddenly: to rouse suddenly from concealment: to set in motion: to call forth: to invent or discover: to move suddenly from its place: to loosen: to empty: to pour out.—n. a sudden movement: a sudden motion of the body: a sudden rousing to action: an unexpected movement: a sally: a sudden fit: a quick spring: the first motion from a point or place: the outset.—n. Start′er, one who starts.—adj. Start′ful, apt to start.—adv. Start′ingly (Shak.), by fits or starts.—ns. Start′ing-point, the point from which anything starts, or from which motion begins; Start′ing-post, the post or barrier from which the competitors in a race start or begin the race.—adj. Start′ish, apt to start, skittish.—ns. Start′-up (Shak.), an upstart; Start′uppe (Spens.), a kind of high shoe or half-boot.—Start after, to set out after, to pursue; Start up, to rise suddenly, to come suddenly into notice.—Get, or Have, the start, to begin before another, to obtain an advantage over another. [M. E. sterten; closely akin to Dut. and Low Ger. storten, to plunge, Ger. stürzen.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. start

    A long handle or tail; whence, by analogy, "start point." But sometimes applied by navigators to any point from which a departure is taken. Also, the expected place of a struck whale's rising, after having plunged or sounded.--To start, applied to liquids, is to empty; but if to any weight, as the anchor, &c., implies to move.--To start bread. To turn it out of bags or casks, and stow it in bulk.--To start a butt-end. When a plank has loosened or sprung at the butt-end, by the ship's labouring, or other cause.--To start a tack or sheet. To slack it off, as in tacking or manœuvring, "raise tacks and sheets."

Editors Contribution

  1. start

    To begin or use.

    They did start their wedding on time.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  
  2. start

    To cause an engine to work.

    When the key turned in the engine the car did start.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'start' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #808

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'start' in Written Corpus Frequency: #287

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'start' in Nouns Frequency: #553

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'start' in Verbs Frequency: #49

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of start in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of start in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of start in a Sentence

  1. Stojan Stojanovski:

    The eclipse had a beautiful start with the clouds, and for the final hour everything was clear.

  2. Africa CDC chief Nkengasong:

    My thinking is that the vaccines market will open up in the coming months, when for example Johnson Johnson and others land on the market, for now, what is critical is access to the market, secure quantities and start vaccinating.

  3. Philip Hammond:

    The newly established fintech bridge between the UK and the Republic of Korea is an important step for one of this country's most exciting industries, the government is determined to help the UK fintech sector to innovate and grow and to ensure that Britain remains the location of choice for fintech start-ups.

  4. Joseph Muscat:

    Lifeline will be granted permission to enter a Maltese port, where procedures for identification, ascertaining their asylum eligibility, and distribution to other member states will start immediately, the Maltese government took the lead on a solution before the situation escalated to a humanitarian crisis.

  5. Matthew Baum:

    When people are really worried, in big national crises, people look to the president as the parental figure and they expect the president as the national leader to guide them through it, and protect them and take care of them, so they start with a presumption that he will do that, this is, safe to say, the biggest crisis we've had since World War II, and the notion of there not being any rally behind the president would have been incredible.

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Translations for start

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  • اِبتِدَاء, نجمة, بدأ, بدايةArabic
  • başlamaqAzerbaijani
  • пачынацца, пачацца, пачатак, пачынаць, пачацьBelarusian
  • започвам, начало, почвам, почнаBulgarian
  • začínat, začít, začátek, startCzech
  • starteDanish
  • anfangen, beginnen, Ruck, Start, starten, Beginn, AnfangGerman
  • αφετηρία, εκκίνηση, αρχή, ξεκίνημαGreek
  • eki, ekoEsperanto
  • inicio, empezar, comenzar, iniciar, arrancar, comienzo, salidaSpanish
  • آغاز, شروعPersian
  • lähtö, aloittaa, alkaa, hätkähtää, säpsähtää, irrota, alku, aloitus, hätkähdys, käynnistää, aloituskokoonpano, esittää, käynnistyä, käynnistysFinnish
  • démarrer, commencer, départ, entamer, mettre en routeFrench
  • geit, cuir tús leIrish
  • toiseach, leum, clisgeadh, tòisichScottish Gaelic
  • comezar, iniciar, arrancarGalician
  • התחלה, התחיל, פצחHebrew
  • शुरू करना, प्रारंभHindi
  • komanseHaitian Creole
  • indul, elkezd, startol, elindul, felriad, indításHungarian
  • սկսել, սկսվել, սկիզբArmenian
  • mulaiIndonesian
  • komencoIdo
  • upphaf, hrökkva við, byrjun, hrökkva uppIcelandic
  • cominciare, partenza, inizio, avvioItalian
  • הַתחָלָהHebrew
  • スタート地点, 開始, 始める, 飛び起きる, 始動, 始まる, スタート, 初め, びくっとするJapanese
  • ಪ್ರಾರಂಭKannada
  • 시작하다, 스타트Korean
  • initiō, incipiō, principiumLatin
  • tīmatanga, tamaki, kahuki, tīmata, ohotata, ōrokotīmatanga, ohomauri, ohorereMāori
  • почетокMacedonian
  • starten, beginnen, aanvangen, start, startlijn, opschrikken, begin, aanvangDutch
  • begynneNorwegian
  • początek, zacząć, ruszyć, [[zerwać się]] ([[z]] [[łóżko, start, zapalić, rozpocząć, poderwać się, uruchomićPolish
  • sobressalto, abrir, iniciar, ligar, sobressaltar, começo, princípio, largada, partida, começar, inícioPortuguese
  • începe, porni, început, startRomanian
  • дёрнуться, начало, старт, запускать, запустить, начинаться, начаться, стартовать, дёргаться, рывок, начинать, начатьRussian
  • полазиште, по̀че̄ти, започети, polazište, pòčēti, načnuti, načeti, započeti, почетак, трзај, покрет, zapustiti, pustiti, početak, начнути, начети, pokrenuti, trznuti, trgnuti, trzaj, pokret, navestiSerbo-Croatian
  • začiatok, začínať, začaťSlovak
  • začeti, začetekSlovene
  • ryck, start, börja, rycka tillSwedish
  • தொடங்கு, தொடக்கத்தில்Tamil
  • ప్రారంభంTelugu
  • เริ่มต้นThai
  • simulaTagalog
  • başlangıç, start, başlamak, başlamaTurkish
  • починати, починатися, початися, початок, почати, стартUkrainian
  • آغازUrdu
  • bắt đầu, khởi đầuVietnamese
  • אָנהייבYiddish
  • 开始Chinese

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