What does starting mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. start, starting(adj)

    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"

  2. starting(adj)

    (especially of eyes) bulging or protruding as with fear

    "with eyes starting from their sockets"

  3. starting(adj)

    appropriate to the beginning or start of an event

    "the starting point"; "hands in the starting position"

Webster Dictionary

  1. starting

    of Start

  2. Starting

    a. & n. from Start, v

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. starting

    An irregular and arbitrary mode of punishment with canes or ropes' ends, long since illegal in the British navy.

Editors Contribution

  1. starting

    Verb form of the word start.

    They are starting to plan their wedding easily and simply.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'starting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2382

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'starting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1257

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'starting' in Nouns Frequency: #2103

How to pronounce starting?

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

How to say starting in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of starting in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of starting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of starting in a Sentence

  1. Central American:

    You have so many different policy priorities. There's always going to be this tension almost kind of built into these cases, it's helpful that the administration is starting to speak publicly about these cases and stressing to the stakeholders in Venezuela, be they Maduro or be they the opposition or anybody else who wants to help, this is a priority that these people come home.

  2. German Heinzenknecht:

    Starting today or tomorrow a window of sunny weather will make soils firm enough to allow harvest machines to enter fields that had been too wet, tomorrow (Friday) they will be harvesting in some of the areas that have been most complicated. The open window for harvesting should last until about April 3. After that we expect more rains, but not of the high intensity that caused the flooding in February and early March.

  3. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    Down went the owners -- greedy men whom hope of gain allured: oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.

  4. Keith May:

    Other ways to address a shortage is to encourage field personnel to provide treatment only when needed as opposed to prophylactic measures, in essence: start the IV if the patient needs the IV, as opposed to starting an IV just in case something should happen.

  5. Geoffrey Pazzanese:

    It's starting to show up in terms of actual results for companies in the short run.

Images & Illustrations of starting

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