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Beginning vs. Begin

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Beginningnoun

(uncountable) 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.

Beginverb

(ambitransitive) To start, to initiate or take the first step into something.

‘I began playing the piano at the age of five.’; ‘Now that everyone is here, we should begin the presentation.’;

Beginningnoun

That which is begun; a rudiment or element.

Beginverb

(intransitive) To be in the first stage of some situation

‘The program begins at 9 o'clock on the dot.’; ‘I rushed to get to class on time, but the lesson had already begun.’;

Beginningnoun

That which begins or originates something; the first cause.

Beginverb

(intransitive) To come into existence.

Beginningnoun

The initial portion of some extended thing.

‘The author describes the main character's youth at the beginning of the story.’; ‘That house is at the beginning of the street.’;

Beginnoun

(nonstandard) Beginning; start.

Beginningverb

present participle of begin

‘He is beginning to read a new book.’;

Beginverb

To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence.

‘Vast chain of being! which from God began.’;

Beginningadjective

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

‘in the beginning paragraph of the chapter’; ‘in the beginning section of the course’;

Beginverb

To do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start.

‘When I begin, I will also make an end.’;

Beginningnoun

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.

‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.’;

Beginverb

To enter on; to commence.

‘Ye nymphs of Solyma ! begin the song.’;

Beginningnoun

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

‘I am . . . the beginning and the ending.’;

Beginverb

To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of.

‘The apostle begins our knowledge in the creatures, which leads us to the knowledge of God.’;

Beginningnoun

That which is begun; a rudiment or element.

‘Mighty things from small beginnings grow.’;

Beginnoun

Beginning.

Beginningnoun

Enterprise.

Beginnoun

Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)

Beginningnoun

the event consisting of the start of something;

‘the beginning of the war’;

Beginverb

take the first step or steps in carrying out an action;

‘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’;

Beginningnoun

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’; ‘the middle of the war’; ‘rain during the middle of April’;

Beginverb

have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense;

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

Beginningnoun

the first part or section of something;

‘`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story’; ‘A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end’;

Beginverb

set in motion, cause to start;

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

Beginningnoun

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’;

Beginverb

begin to speak or say;

‘Now listen, friends,’;

Beginningnoun

the act of starting something;

‘he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations’;

Beginverb

be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series;

‘The number 'one' begins the sequence’; ‘A terrible murder begins the novel’; ‘The convocation ceremoney officially begins the semester’;

Beginningadjective

serving to begin;

‘the beginning canto of the poem’; ‘the first verse’;

Beginverb

have a beginning, of a temporal event;

‘WWII began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland’; ‘The company's Asia tour begins next month’;

Beginningnoun

the point in time or space at which something begins

‘they had reached the beginning of the wood’; ‘he left at the beginning of February’;

Beginverb

have a beginning characterized in some specified way;

‘The novel begins with a murder’; ‘My property begins with the three maple trees’; ‘Her day begins with a work-out’; ‘The semester begins with a convocation ceremony’;

Beginningnoun

the first part or earliest stage of something

‘she had the beginnings of a headache’; ‘the ending of one relationship and the beginning of another’;

Beginverb

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

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

Beginningnoun

the background or origins of a person or organization

‘he had risen from humble beginnings to great wealth’;

Beginverb

achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative;

‘This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation’; ‘You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war’;

Beginverb

begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language;

‘She began Russian at an early age’; ‘We started French in fourth grade’;

Beginverb

perform or undergo the first part of (an action or activity)

‘it was beginning to snow’; ‘she began by rewriting the syllabus’; ‘Peter had just begun a life sentence for murder’;

Beginverb

come into being or have its starting point at a certain time or place

‘the cycleway begins at Livingston village’; ‘a new era had begun’;

Beginverb

(of a person) hold a specified role before holding any other

‘he began as a drummer’;

Beginverb

have as a first element

‘words beginning with a vowel’;

Beginverb

set to work at

‘Picasso began on a great canvas’;

Beginverb

start speaking by saying

‘‘Mr Smith,’ he began’;

Beginverb

(of an article) cost at least (a specified amount)

‘rooms begin at £139’;

Beginverb

not have any chance or likelihood of doing a specified thing

‘I can't begin to tell you how much I hate that commercial’;

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