Synonyms for beginning

Synonyms for (noun) beginning

Synonyms: start, commencement, beginning

Definition: the act of starting something

Usage: he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations

Similar words: change of state

Definition: the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics


Synonyms: beginning

Definition: the first part or section of something

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

Similar words: part, section, division

Definition: one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

Usage: the written part of the exam; the finance section of the company; the BBC's engineering division


Synonyms: beginning

Definition: the event consisting of the start of something

Usage: the beginning of the war

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: root, rootage, source, beginning, origin

Definition: the place where something begins, where it springs into being

Usage: 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

Similar words: point

Definition: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

Usage: she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: point, point in time

Definition: an instant of time

Usage: at that point I had to leave

Synonyms for (adjective) beginning

Synonyms: first, beginning

Definition: serving to begin

Usage: the beginning canto of the poem; the first verse

Similar words: opening

Definition: first or beginning

Usage: the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth; the play's opening scene