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KK Pronunciation

〔 bIˋgInIŋ 〕

Pronunciation

〔 biˊɡiniŋ 〕


Overview of noun beginning

The noun beginning has 5 senses


  • beginning -- (the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war")

  • beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset -- (the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her")

  • beginning -- (the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story")

  • beginning, origin, root, rootage, source -- (the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root")

  • beginning, start, commencement -- (the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations")


Overview of verb begin

The verb begin has 10 senses


  • get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence -- (take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now")

  • begin, start -- (have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000")

  • begin, lead off, start, commence -- (set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life")

  • begin -- (begin to speak or say; "Now listen, friends," he began)

  • begin -- (be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series; "The number `one' begins the sequence"; "A terrible murder begins the novel"; "The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester")

  • begin -- (have a beginning, of a temporal event; "WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month")

  • begin, start -- (have a beginning characterized in some specified way; "The novel begins with a murder"; "My property begins with the three maple trees"; "Her day begins with a workout"; "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony")

  • begin, start -- (begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object; "begin a cigar"; "She started the soup while it was still hot"; "We started physics in 10th grade")

  • begin -- (achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative; "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")

  • begin -- (begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; "She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade")


Overview of adj beginning

The adj beginning has 1 sense


  • beginning, first -- (serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse")