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Definitions of begin

  1. To have an original or first existence; to take rise; to commence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To enter on; to commence. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To cause to be; to commence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To enter on: to commence:-pr.p. beginning; pa.t. began'; pa.p. begun'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To enter upon; commence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To take the first step in; give origin to; start; commence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To come into existence; to arise; to take the first step or do the first act; to start. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To take rise: to enter on something new: to commence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. begin to speak or say; "Now listen, friends," he began Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; "She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 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 work-out"; "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. have a beginning, of a temporal event; "WWII began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. 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 ceremoney officially begins the semester" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. To take the first step; start. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. To come into existence; originate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To do the first act of; to enter on; to commence; to trace from anything, as the first ground. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To commence; to enter upon something new; to take the first step. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. Begun. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Beginner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Began. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for begin

  1. And I feel sure that I do not begin to know all that this means. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  2. I'll begin to- morrow morning. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
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