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[ bih-gin-ing ]
/ bɪˈgɪn ɪŋ /
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an act or circumstance of entering upon an action or state: the beginning of hostilities.
the point of time or space at which anything begins: the beginning of the Christian era; the beginning of the route.
the first part: the beginning of the book; the beginning of the month.
Often beginnings.the initial stage or part of anything: the beginnings of science.
origin; source; first cause: A misunderstanding about the rent was the beginning of their quarrel.
just formed: a beginning company.
first; opening: the beginning chapters of a book.
basic or introductory: beginning Spanish.
learning the fundamentals: a beginning swimmer.
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Origin of beginning
First recorded in –, beginning is from the Middle English word beginnung, begonning. See begin, -ing1
Words nearby beginning
begging letter, Beghard, begin, beginner, beginner's luck, beginning, beginning, In the, beginning rhyme, begin to see daylight, begin to see the light, begin with
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Words related to beginning
outset, opening, introduction, inauguration, creation, onset, birth, inception, dawn, top, heart, origin, rudiment, infancy, spring, preface, kickoff, takeoff, threshold, basis
How to use beginning in a sentence
One of them, of course, is the cold chain, which has become a lot more important since the beginning of the pandemic.
Ember names former Dyson head as consumer CEO, as the startup looks beyond the smart mug|Brian Heater|February 12, |TechCrunch
That’s because the Houdini Air’s thin nylon shell cuts the cold air just enough to help me find my pace at the beginning of a chilly run.
5 Pieces of Gear That Help Me Stay Active During Winter|Jakob Schiller|February 11, |Outside Online
It was clear they hadn’t talked about it since the beginning of their relationship.
Date Lab: One of our setups is still going strong two years later. We caught up with Willie and Renee for an update.|Marin Cogan|February 11, |Washington Post
They can also provide training on how to use the internet, which would be at least a good beginning for these vulnerable groups.
One big hiccup in US efforts to distribute COVID vaccines? Poor internet access.|By Tamra Burns Loeb, Et Al./The Conversation|February 10, |Popular-Science
Simply adding those two additional numbers at the beginning of the value likely only took a fraction of a second, but it represents a dangerous change to the water at the treatment facility.
Hackers accessed a Florida water treatment plant’s system and tried to make a dangerous change|Stan Horaczek|February 9, |Popular-Science
I just recently rewatched all six Star Wars movies the other day… Oh wow, from the beginning?
Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, |DAILY BEAST
The various members met for the first time when they traveled to Gambia at the beginning of December to carry out their plan.
The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, |DAILY BEAST
The idea that January 1st initiates a period of new beginning is not a flash of Hallmark brilliance.
New Year’s Eve, Babylon Style|Candida Moss|December 31, |DAILY BEAST
And the authorities also worry that the December fires are just the beginning.
Italy’s Terror on the Tracks|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 28, |DAILY BEAST
He encountered struggles that many foreign newcomers face upon beginning a new life in America.
Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar|Daniel Levin|December 26, |DAILY BEAST
To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.
Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
"I verily believe they're gone to look at my button," cried Davy, beginning to laugh, in spite of his fears.
Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Beginning with single twigs and working over them patiently she at length painted whole trees, and later animals.
Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
It mounted straight as a plume for a little way, until it met the cool air of evening which was beginning to fall.
The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The conclusion is reached that, despite these drawbacks, the Jesuit mission in Canada has made a hopeful beginning.
The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Vol. II: Acadia, |Various
British Dictionary definitions for beginning
a start; commencement
(often plural)a first or early part or stage
the place where or time when something starts
an origin; source
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An act of beginning; an initial effort:
The period or state of being a novice
(Australia) A kind of light beer.
The act or time of commencing; beginning; start
The initial stage of something; the beginning:
The time one works each day
(Countable) The act of bringing something into existence.
A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
(Informal) The beginning of some period
The definition of alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet.
A coming into existence or use; beginning
The definition of a root is the part of the plant that is generally underground or the origin of something.
(Sports) A shot on goal, especially one that ends in a goal.
The act, process, or power of conceiving mentally; formulation of ideas, esp. of abstractions
The larger, usually nonmotile female reproductive cell of most organisms that reproduce sexually. Eggs are haploid (they have half the number of chromosomes as the other cells in the organism's body). During fertilization, the nucleus of an egg cell fuses with the nucleus of a sperm cell (the male reproductive cell) to form a new diploid organism. In animals, eggs are spherical, covered by a membrane, and usually produced by the ovaries. In some simple aquatic animals, eggs are fertilized and develop outside the body. In some terrestrial animals, such as insects, reptiles and birds, eggs are fertilized inside the body but are incubated outside the body, protected by durable, waterproof membranes (shells) until the young hatch. In mammals, eggs produced in the ovaries are fertilized inside the body and (except in the cases of monotremes) develop in the reproductive tract until birth. The human female fetus possesses all of the eggs that she will ever have; every month after the onset of puberty, one of these eggs matures and is released from the ovary into the fallopian tube, where it is either fertilized or discarded during menstruation. In many plants (such as the bryophytes, ferns, and gymnosperms) eggs are produced by flasked-shaped structures known as archegonia. In gymnosperms and angiosperms, eggs are enclosed within ovules. In angiosperms, the ovules are enclosed within ovaries.
Something indicated as necessary or expedient:
(By extension) A positive or favourable outcome for someone.
(Proper) The first book of the Bible, giving an account of the Creation
A source, beginning, or motive:
The condition of being a tyro
The cessation of an effort, activity, state, or motion.
A formal termination on a closing date, as of a contract or subscription
An end of something in space; a limit or edge.
A result that one is attempting to achieve.
A consummating or being consummated; completion; fulfillment
The act or process of initiating something.
(Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
Of or occurring near the beginning of a given series, period of time, or course of events:
The definition of first is someone or something that happens or acts before any others.
To set or thrust (a self-propelled craft or projectile) in motion:
Produce is defined as to create or bring into being.
That from which something can develop or grow; basis
The one, such as a person, event, or condition, that is responsible for an action or result.
The first entry of an actor into a scene.
(Nautical) The boat of the largest size and/or of most importance belonging to a ship of war, and often called the "captain's boat" or "captain's launch".
Not characterized by luxury or elaborate commitments:
To begin or open with, as in games:
The definition of a conclusion is the last part of something or an opinion reached after some thought.
(Archaeology) The place and time of origin of some artifact or other object. See Usage note below.
Well is a wish of good fortune.
The definition of initial is something that comes first.
Used or serving as an introduction; preliminary
Of primary importance; basic.
Being in an early stage of development or having a simple form:
A point or part halfway between extremes; middle point, part, time, etc.
To begin a movement, activity, or undertaking:
To open or begin use of formally with a ceremony; dedicate:
antonyms for begin
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How to use begin in a sentence
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WORDS RELATED TO BEGIN
ariseverbcome into being; proceed
arisenverbcome into being; proceed
arisesverbcome into being; proceed
aroseverbcome into being; proceed
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This article is about the general meaning of "synonym". For other uses, see Synonym (disambiguation).
Words or phrases having the same meaning
A synonym is a word, morpheme, or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word, morpheme, or phrase in a given language. For example, in the English language, the words begin, start, commence, and initiate are all synonyms of one another: they are synonymous . The standard test for synonymy is substitution: one form can be replaced by another in a sentence without changing its meaning. Words are considered synonymous in only one particular sense: for example, long and extended in the contextlong time or extended time are synonymous, but long cannot be used in the phrase extended family. Synonyms with exactly the same meaning share a seme or denotational sememe, whereas those with inexactly similar meanings share a broader denotational or connotational sememe and thus overlap within a semantic field. The former are sometimes called cognitive synonyms and the latter, near-synonyms, plesionyms or poecilonyms.
Some lexicographers claim that no synonyms have exactly the same meaning (in all contexts or social levels of language) because etymology, orthography, phonic qualities, connotations, ambiguous meanings, usage, and so on make them unique. Different words that are similar in meaning usually differ for a reason: feline is more formal than cat; long and extended are only synonyms in one usage and not in others (for example, a long arm is not the same as an extended arm). Synonyms are also a source of euphemisms.
Metonymy can sometimes be a form of synonymy: the White House is used as a synonym of the administration in referring to the U.S. executive branch under a specific president. Thus a metonym is a type of synonym, and the word metonym is a hyponym of the word synonym.
The analysis of synonymy, polysemy, hyponymy, and hypernymy is inherent to taxonomy and ontology in the information-science senses of those terms. It has applications in pedagogy and machine learning, because they rely on word-sense disambiguation.
The word is borrowed from Latinsynōnymum, in turn borrowed from Ancient Greeksynōnymon (συνώνυμον), composed of sýn (σύν 'together, similar, alike') and -ōnym- (-ωνυμ-), a form of onoma (ὄνομα 'name').
Sources of synonyms
Synonyms are often some from the different strata making up a language. For example, in English, Norman French superstratum words and Old English substratum words continue to coexist. Thus, today we have synonyms like the Norman-derived people, liberty and archer, and the Saxon-derived folk, freedom and bowman. For more examples, see the list of Germanic and Latinate equivalents in English.
Loanwords are another rich source of synonyms, often from the language of the dominant culture of a region. Thus most European languages have borrowed from Latin and ancient Greek, especially for technical terms, but the native terms continue to be used in non-technical contexts. In East Asia, borrowings from Chinese in Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese often double native terms. In Islamic cultures, Arabic and Persian are large sources of synonymous borrowings.
For example, in Turkish, kara and siyah both mean 'black', the former being a native Turkish word, and the latter being a borrowing from Persian. In Ottoman Turkish, there were often three synonyms: water can be su (Turkish), âb (Persian), or mâ (Arabic): "such a triad of synonyms exists in Ottoman for every meaning, without exception". As always with synonyms, there are nuances and shades of meaning or usage.
In English, similarly, we often have Latin and Greek terms synonymous with Germanic ones: thought, notion (L), idea (Gk); ring, circle (L), cycle (Gk). English often uses the Germanic term only as a noun, but has Latin and Greek adjectives: hand, manual (L), chiral (Gk); heat, thermal (L), caloric (Gk). Sometimes the Germanic term has become rare, or restricted to special meanings: tide, time/temporal, chronic.
Many bound morphemes in English are borrowed from Latin and Greek and are synonyms for native words or morphemes: fish, pisci- (L), ichthy- (Gk).
Another source of synonyms is coinages, which may be motivated by linguistic purism. Thus the English word foreword was coined to replace the Romance preface. In Turkish, okul was coined to replace the Arabic-derived mektep and mederese, but those words continue to be used in some contexts.
Uses of synonyms
Synonyms often express a nuance of meaning or are used in different registers of speech or writing.
Different technical fields may appropriate synonyms for specific technical meanings.
Some writers avoid repeating the same word in close proximity, and prefer to use synonyms: this is called elegant variation. Many modern style guides criticize this.
Synonyms can be any part of speech, as long as both words belong to the same part of speech. Examples:
- noun: drink and beverage
- verb: buy and purchase
- adjective: big and large
- adverb: quickly and speedily
- preposition: on and upon
Synonyms are defined with respect to certain senses of words: pupil as the aperture in the iris of the eye is not synonymous with student. Similarly, he expired means the same as he died, yet my passport has expired cannot be replaced by my passport has died.
A thesaurus or synonym dictionary lists similar or related words; these are often, but not always, synonyms.
- The word poecilonym is a rare synonym of the word synonym. It is not entered in most major dictionaries and is a curiosity or piece of trivia for being an autological word because of its meta quality as a synonym of synonym.
- Antonyms are words with opposite or nearly opposite meanings. For example: hot ↔ cold, large ↔ small, thick ↔ thin, synonym ↔ antonym
- Hypernyms and hyponyms are words that refer to, respectively, a general category and a specific instance of that category. For example, vehicle is a hypernym of car, and car is a hyponym of vehicle.
- Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings. For example, witch and which are homophones in most accents (because they are pronounced the same).
- Homographs are words that have the same spelling but different meanings. For example, one can record a song or keep a record of documents.
- Homonyms are words that have the same pronunciation and spelling but different meanings. For example, rose (a type of flower) and rose (past tense of rise) are homonyms.
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Well, of course. What's so strange about that. You are a man, and I am your woman.
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