What is beginning?

  • (noun): The act of starting something.
    Example: "He was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
    Synonyms: start, commencement
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "beginning":

  • (noun): The first part or section of something.
    Example: "'It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
  • (noun): The event consisting of the start of something.
    Example: "The beginning of the war"
  • (adj): Serving to begin.
    Example: "The beginning canto of the poem"
    Synonyms: first
  • (noun): The place where something begins, where it springs into being.
    Example: "The Italian beginning of the Renaissance"
    Synonyms: origin, root, rootage, source

Famous quotes containing the word beginning:

    Have you no beginning and end? Which heart is
    the real one? Which eye the seer?
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    During the long ages of class rule, which are just beginning to cease, only one form of sovereignty has been assigned to all men—that, namely, over all women. Upon these feeble and inferior companions all men were permitted to avenge the indignities they suffered from so many men to whom they were forced to submit.
    Mary Putnam Jacobi (1842–1906)

    Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit
    Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste
    Brought Death into the World, and all our woe,
    With loss of Eden, till one greater Man
    Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat,
    Sing Heav’nly Muse, that on the secret top
    Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire
    That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed,
    In the Beginning how the Heav’ns and Earth
    Rose out of Chaos:
    John Milton (1608–1674)