What is begin?

  • (verb): Be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series.
    Example: "The number 'one' begins the sequence"; "A terrible murder begins the novel"; "The convocation ceremoney officially begins the semester"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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More definitions of "begin":

  • (verb): Set in motion, cause to start.
    Example: "Begin a new chapter in your life"
    Synonyms: lead off, start, commence
  • (verb): Have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense.
    Synonyms: start
  • (verb): Begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object.
    Example: "Begin a cigar"
    Synonyms: start
  • (noun): 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
  • (verb): Achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative.
    Example: "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"
  • (verb): Begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language.
    Example: "She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade"
  • (verb): Have a beginning, of a temporal event.
    Example: "WWII began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month"
  • (verb): Begin to speak or say.
    Example: "Now listen, friends," he began
  • (verb): Have a beginning characterized in some specified way.
    Synonyms: start