Pronunciation: stärt
v. i.1.To leap; to jump.
[imp. & p. p. started; p. pr. & vb. n. starting.]
2.To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act.
And maketh him out of his sleep to start.
- Chaucer.
I start as from some dreadful dream.
- Dryden.
Keep your soul to the work when ready to start aside.
- I. Watts.
But if he start,
It is the flesh of a corrupted heart.
- Shak.
3.To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start in business.
At once they start, advancing in a line.
- Dryden.
4.To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure.
To start after
to set out after; to follow; to pursue.
To start against
to act as a rival candidate against.
To start for
to be a candidate for, as an office.
To start up
to rise suddenly, as from a seat or couch; to come suddenly into notice or importance.
v. t.1.To cause to move suddenly; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly; as, the hounds started a fox.
Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Cæsar.
- Shak.
2.To bring into being or into view; to originate; to invent.
Sensual men agree in the pursuit of every pleasure they can start.
- Sir W. Temple.
3.To cause to move or act; to set going, running, or flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a business.
4.To move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm started the bolts in the vessel.
5.(Naut.) To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask.
n.1.The act of starting; a sudden spring, leap, or motion, caused by surprise, fear, pain, or the like; any sudden motion, or beginning of motion.
The fright awakened Arcite with a start.
- Dryden.
2.A convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort.
3.A sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy.
4.The beginning, as of a journey or a course of action; first motion from a place; act of setting out; the outset; - opposed to finish.
The start of first performance is all.
- Bacon.
At a start
at once; in an instant.
To get the start
to begin before another; to gain or have the advantage in a similar undertaking; - usually with of.
- Shak.
1.A tail, or anything projecting like a tail.
2.The handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle.
3.The curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel bucket.
4.(Mining) The arm, or lever, of a gin, drawn around by a horse.
1.A Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union which provided for stepwise reductions in the number of nuclear weapons possessed by each country.
Noun1.start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
2.start - 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"
3.start - a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning); "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"
Synonyms: starting
4.start - a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"
Synonyms: startle, jump
5.start - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
finishing, finish - the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
6.start - a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
Synonyms: starting line
7.start - a signal to begin (as in a race); "the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start"
Synonyms: starting signal
8.start - advantage gained by an early start as in a race; "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
Synonyms: head start
Verb1.start - 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"
2.start - 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, begin
3.start - leave; "The family took off for Florida"
4.start - 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: begin
5.start - bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
Synonyms: initiate, originate
6.start - get off the ground; "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"
7.start - move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"
Synonyms: jump, startle
8.start - get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"
Synonyms: start up
stop - cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
9.start - begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"
Synonyms: get going, go
stop, halt - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
10.start - begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
Synonyms: take up
11.start - play in the starting line-up
12.start - 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: begin
13.start - 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: begin
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Starry ray
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-- start --
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Start Of Header
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