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start

noun (n)

  • the beginning of anything (noun.event)
    Example:
    It was off to a good start.
    source: wordnet30
  • the time at which something is supposed to begin (noun.time)
    Example:
    They got an early start.
    source: wordnet30
  • a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning) (noun.act)
    Synonym: starting
    Example:
    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.
    source: wordnet30
  • a sudden involuntary movement (noun.act)
    Synonym: jump, startle
    Example:
    He awoke with a start.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of starting something (noun.act)
    Synonym: beginning, commencement
    Antonym: finish, finishing
    source: wordnet30
  • a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game (noun.location)
    source: wordnet30
  • a signal to begin (as in a race) (noun.communication)
    Synonym: starting signal
    Example:
    The starting signal was a green light.
    The runners awaited the start.
    source: wordnet30
  • the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race) (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: head start
    Example:
    With an hour's start he will be hard to catch.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A tail, or anything projecting like a tail. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • take the first step or steps in carrying out an action (verb.change)
    Example:
    Who will start?.
    source: wordnet30
  • set in motion, cause to start (verb.change)
    Synonym: begin, commence, lead off
    Example:
    The U.S. started a war in the Middle East.
    source: wordnet30
  • leave (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense (verb.stative)
    Synonym: begin
    Antonym: cease, end, finish, stop, terminate
    Example:
    Prices for these homes start at $250,000.
    source: wordnet30
  • bring into being (verb.creation)
    Synonym: initiate, originate
    Example:
    Start a foundation.
    source: wordnet30
  • get off the ground (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Who started this company?.
    I start my day with a good breakfast.
    The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack.
    source: wordnet30
  • move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm (verb.motion)
    Example:
    She startled when I walked into the room.
    source: wordnet30
  • get going or set in motion (verb.motion)
    Synonym: start up
    Antonym: stop
    Example:
    We simply could not start the engine.
    Start up the computer.
    source: wordnet30
  • begin or set in motion (verb.motion)
    Synonym: get going, go
    Antonym: halt, stop
    Example:
    I start at eight in the morning.
    source: wordnet30
  • begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job (verb.social)
    Synonym: take up
    Example:
    Start a new job.
    source: wordnet30
  • play in the starting lineup (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • have a beginning characterized in some specified way (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object (verb.social)
    Example:
    She started the soup while it was still hot.
    We started physics in 10th grade.
    source: wordnet30
  • bulge outward (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • To leap; to jump. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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