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  Definition of beginning
  1. the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
  2. the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and stormy night'' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
  3. the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
  4. 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. 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"
Similar Words: start, commencement, origin, root, rootage, source, first, outset, get-go, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset

 

Hyponyms: springboard, jumping-off point, point of departure, activation, attack, tone-beginning, constitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisation, Creation, introduction, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entry, face-off, first step, initiative, opening move, opening, groundbreaking, groundbreaking ceremony, housing start, icebreaker, inauguration, startup, initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, instauration, installation, installing, installment, instalment, jump ball, kickoff, resumption, recommencement, scrum, scrummage, casus belli, emergence, egress, issue, origin, inception, genesis, generation, ground floor, outgrowth, growth, start, conception, derivation, spring, fountainhead, headspring, head, headwaters, wellhead, wellspring, jumping-off place, birthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance, home, point source, trail head, trailhead, birth, incipiency, incipience, terminus a quo, starting point, threshold

 

Derivational Morphology: start, start up, embark on, commence, begin, lead off, get down, get, start out, set about, set out, take up, originate, initiate, root, inaugurate, kick off

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: begin   French: début  
German: Beginn   Hebrew: התחלה  
Icelandic: byrjun   Italian: inizio  
Malayalam: തുടക്കം   Polish: początek  
Slovene: začetek  
 
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