Definition of Beginning

1. Noun. The event consisting of the start of something. "The beginning of the war"




2. Adjective. Serving to begin. "The first verse"
Exact synonyms: First
Similar to: Opening

3. Noun. The time at which something is supposed to begin. "She knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

4. Noun. The first part or section of something. "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
Generic synonyms: Division, Part, Section
Derivative terms: Begin
Antonyms: End, Middle

5. Noun. The place where something begins, where it springs into being. "Communism's Russian root"

6. Noun. The act of starting something. "He was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

Definition of Beginning

1. n. 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.

Definition of Beginning

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. That which is begun; a rudiment or element. ¹

3. Noun. That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source. ¹

4. Noun. The initial portion of some extended thing. ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of ''begin'') ¹

6. Adjective. (informal) Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beginning

1. [n -S]

Beginning Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beginning

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Literary usage of Beginning

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1. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"(4y) Serial beginning Pneumatic Tools at the Glasgow Exhibition. ... CE Uy) Serial beginning Nov. 9,1901. Machine Tools at the Glasgow Exhibition.* Fred. ..."

2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"I do believe as you say, that fear tends much to men's good, and to make them right at their beginning to go on pilgrimage. CHB. Without all doubt it doth, ..."

3. Rural Development and Credit Hearing Before the Committee on Agriculture by DIANE Publishing Company (1998)
"The "Special Operating Loan Assistance Program" for beginning farmers and ... This cumbersome and confusing program has not been useful to beginning farmers ..."

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