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Definition 1: the act of starting something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where beginning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations

Synonyms for beginning in the sense of this definition

(beginning is a kind of ...) the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

(... is a kind of beginning ) a beginning that relaxes a tense or formal atmosphere

"he told jokes as an icebreaker"

(... is a kind of beginning ) the act of starting a new operation or practice

"he opposed the inauguration of fluoridation" "the startup of the new factory was delayed by strikes"

(... is a kind of beginning ) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

"she looked forward to her initiation as an adult" "the foundation of a new scientific society"

(... is a kind of beginning ) the act of installing something (as equipment)

"the telephone installation took only a few minutes"

(... is a kind of beginning ) (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed; an official tosses the ball up between two players who jump in an effort to tap it to a teammate

(... is a kind of beginning ) (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score

(... is a kind of beginning ) beginning again

(... is a kind of beginning ) (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play starts when the ball is thrown in between them and the two sides compete for possession

(... is a kind of beginning ) the act of starting to construct a house

(... is a kind of beginning ) the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project

(... is a kind of beginning ) a beginning from which an enterprise is launched

"he uses other people's ideas as a springboard for his own" "reality provides the jumping-off point for his illusions" "the point of departure of international comparison cannot be an institution but must be the function it carries out"

(... is a kind of beginning ) making active and effective (as a bomb)

(... is a kind of beginning ) a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase

(... is a kind of beginning ) the act of forming or establishing something

"the constitution of a PTA group last year" "it was the establishment of his reputation" "he still remembers the organization of the club"

(... is a kind of beginning ) the act of beginning something new

"they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"

(... is a kind of beginning ) (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players

(... is a kind of beginning ) the first of a series of actions

(... is a kind of beginning ) the act of setting in operation

"repeated shutdowns and startups are expensive"

(... is an instance of beginning) (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence

Definition 2: the first part or section of something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where beginning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story

(beginning is a kind of ...) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

"the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

Definition 3: the event consisting of the start of something - [noun denoting event]

Samples where beginning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the beginning of the war

(beginning is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of beginning ) an event used to justify starting a war

(... is a kind of beginning ) the becoming visible

"not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"

(... is a kind of beginning ) an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

(... is a kind of beginning ) a coming into being

(... is a kind of beginning ) becoming part of a venture at the beginning (regarded as position of advantage)

"he got in on the ground floor"

(... is a kind of beginning ) the gradual beginning or coming forth

"figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"

(... is a kind of beginning ) the beginning of anything

"it was off to a good start"

(... is a kind of beginning ) the event that occurred at the beginning of something

"from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"

Definition 4: the place where something begins, where it springs into being - [noun denoting location]

Samples where beginning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for beginning in the sense of this definition

(beginning is a kind of ...) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

"she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"

(... is a kind of beginning ) the beginning of a trail

(... is a kind of beginning ) a concentrated source (especially of radiation or pollution) that is spatially constricted

(... is a kind of beginning ) place where something began and flourished

"the United States is the home of basketball"

(... is a kind of beginning ) where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

"the birthplace of civilization"

(... is a kind of beginning ) a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched

"one day when I was at a suitable jumping-off place I decided to see if I could find him" "my point of departure was San Francisco"

(... is a kind of beginning ) the source of water for a well

(... is a kind of beginning ) the source of a river

"the headwaters of the Nile"

(... is a kind of beginning ) the source of water from which a stream arises

"they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"

(... is a kind of beginning ) a point at which water issues forth

(... is a kind of beginning ) the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)

"he prefers shoes of Italian derivation" "music of Turkish derivation"

Definition 5: the time at which something is supposed to begin - [noun denoting time]

Samples where beginning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they got an early start
  • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

Synonyms for beginning in the sense of this definition

(beginning is a kind of ...) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is a kind of beginning ) the time when something begins (especially life)

"they divorced after the birth of the child" "his election signaled the birth of a new age"

(... is a kind of beginning ) beginning to exist or to be apparent

"he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850" "it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency"

(... is a kind of beginning ) earliest limiting point

(... is a kind of beginning ) the starting point for a new state or experience

"on the threshold of manhood"

Definition 6: serving to begin - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where beginning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the beginning canto of the poem
  • the first verse

Synonyms for beginning in the sense of this definition

(beginning is similar to ...) first or beginning

"the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth" "the play's opening scene"

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