v. i.1.To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence.
[imp. & p. p. Began ( ), Begun ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Beginning ( ).]
2.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.
- 1 Sam. iii. 12.
v. t.1.To enter on; to commence.
Ye nymphs of Solyma ! begin the song.
- Pope.
2.To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of.
Noun1.Begin - 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)
Synonyms: Menachem Begin
Verb1.begin - 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"
terminate, end - bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI"
2.begin - 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"
Synonyms: start
end, cease, terminate, finish, stop - have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
3.begin - 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"
Synonyms: commence, lead off, start
terminate, end - bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI"
4.begin - begin to speak or say; "Now listen, friends," he began
5.begin - 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"
6.begin - have a beginning, of a temporal event; "WWII began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month"
7.begin - 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"
Synonyms: start
8.begin - 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"
Synonyms: start
9.begin - 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"
10.begin - begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; "She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade"
To dream about beginning something in your dream, indicates that valuable time has been wasted through procrastination. You need to get on with life and put your plans into motion.attack, blast away, blast off, broach, create, dig in, dive in, embark, enter on, enter upon, establish, fall to, found, get off, get to, go ahead, go into, head into, introduce, jump off, kick off, launch, lead off, pitch in, plunge into, prepare, send off, set about, set in, set out, set sail, set to, set up, spring, start in, start off, start out, tackle, take off, take up, turn to, usher in
Translate Begin to Spanish, Translate Begin to German, Translate Begin to French
beggar-my-neighbour policy
beggar-my-neighbour strategy
-- Begin --
begin with this allegation
beginning rhyme
Begonia cheimantha
Begonia cocchinea
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