Definitions for start

Definitions for (noun) start

Main entry: start, commencement, beginning

Definition: the act of starting something

Usage: he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations

Main entry: start, starting

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

Usage: 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

Main entry: start, startle, jump

Definition: a sudden involuntary movement

Usage: he awoke with a start

Main entry: start, head start

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

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

Main entry: start, starting signal

Definition: a signal to begin (as in a race)

Usage: the starting signal was a green light; the runners awaited the start

Main entry: start

Definition: the beginning of anything

Usage: it was off to a good start

Main entry: start, starting line, scratch, scratch line

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

Main entry: start, starting time, showtime, beginning, get-go, outset, offset, commencement, kickoff, first

Definition: the time at which something is supposed to begin

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

Definitions for (verb) start

Main entry: commence, start, start out, set about, set out, get, get down, begin

Definition: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

Usage: 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

Main entry: commence, start, lead off, begin

Definition: set in motion, cause to start

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

Main entry: start

Definition: play in the starting lineup

Main entry: start, originate, initiate

Definition: bring into being

Usage: He initiated a new program; Start a foundation

Main entry: embark on, commence, start, start up

Definition: get off the ground

Usage: 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

Main entry: start, start up

Definition: get going or set in motion

Usage: We simply could not start the engine; start up the computer

Main entry: start, go, get going

Definition: begin or set in motion

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

Main entry: jump, start, startle

Definition: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm

Usage: She startled when I walked into the room

Main entry: depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off

Definition: leave

Usage: The family took off for Florida

Main entry: pop, pop out, protrude, start, bug out, bulge, bulge out, come out

Definition: bulge outward

Usage: His eyes popped

Main entry: take up, start

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

Usage: Take up a position; start a new job

Main entry: start, begin

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

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

Main entry: begin, start

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

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

Main entry: start, begin

Definition: have a beginning characterized in some specified way

Usage: 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

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