What is start?

  • (verb): Get going or set in motion.
    Example: "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"
    Synonyms: start up
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on start, starts:

Vocal Warm Up - Methods - Breathing
... Start with simple exercises such as hissing ... Start just using a steady note, then making a "fire engine sound" go up and down ...
Old Moore's Almanac - Predictions For 2011
... April Ireland Discussion starts on disbanding "the ailing expensive beast that is the Irish Army" ... "Be sure to start stuffing some cash into the mattress from about May onwards" ... August Ireland A new car ferry service will start between Ireland and Spain ...
One Man And His Droid - Gameplay
... At the start of the game, the player is given the option of inputting a password in order to resume a game they were playing earlier, otherwise starting at the beginning ... At the start of a game the screen is split up into several different windows ... The first task is to guide the droid to the start position ...
Kick Start
... Kick start refers to a method of starting an internal combustion engine (usually that of a motorcycle) by pushing a ratcheting lever with one's foot ... Kick start mechanisms were almost universally a part of motorcycle engines before the mid-1970s, and were phased out of production over the next twenty ... Many mopeds and scooters also carry both a kick start and an electric start, the former being useful in case the latter fails, as scooter and moped batteries tend to be ...
2007 24 Hours Of Daytona - Start - 1,000,000th Lap
... Juan Pablo Montoya became the first racer in history to have won a Formula One race, the Indianapolis 500, a Champ Car title, and the 24 Hours of Daytona ... Mario Andretti also won a Formula One race, a Champ Car title and an endurance sports car race at Daytona, but Andretti's victory came in the 1972 event alongside co-driver Jacky Ickx in a six-hour event ...

More definitions of "start":

  • (noun): A line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game.
    Synonyms: starting line
  • (verb): Move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm.
    Synonyms: startle, jump
  • (noun): A signal to begin (as in a race).
    Example: "The runners awaited the start"
    Synonyms: starting signal
  • (verb): Have a beginning characterized in some specified way.
    Synonyms: begin
  • (verb): Play in the starting line-up.
  • (verb): Have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense.
    Example: "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"
    Synonyms: begin
  • (noun): The beginning of anything.
    Example: "It was off to a good start"
  • (verb): Bring into being.
    Example: "Start a foundation"
    Synonyms: originate, initiate
  • (noun): Advantage gained by an early start as in a race.
    Example: "With an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
    Synonyms: head start
  • (verb): Begin or set in motion.
    Example: "I start at eight in the morning"
    Synonyms: go, get going
  • (verb): Begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object.
    Synonyms: begin
  • (noun): A sudden involuntary movement.
    Example: "He awoke with a start"
    Synonyms: startle, jump
  • (verb): Begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job.
    Example: "Start a new job"
    Synonyms: take up
  • (noun): A turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning).
    Example: "He got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital"
    Synonyms: starting

Famous quotes containing the word start:

    Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt ... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.
    Isidore Ducasse, Comte de LautrĂ©amont (1846–1870)

    ... God allows the wheat and the tares to grow up together, and ... the tares frequently get the start of the wheat and kill it out. The only difference between the wheat and human beings is that the latter have intellect and ought to combine and pull out the tares, root and branch.
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    The best time to start giving your children money is when they will no longer eat it. Basically, when they don’t put it in their mouths, they can start putting it in their bank.
    Barbara Coloroso (20th century)