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Definitions of beginning

  1. the time at which something begins; "They got an early start" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which is begun; a rudiment or element. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The first cause; the first stage of anything; the source; the starting point. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The starting-point; origin; first part; source. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The first cause or origin; the first state or commencement; the rudiments. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. First cause; origin; first state; the rudiments. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for beginning

  1. It may be the end of you and me- or, Bella, it may be the beginning – Snow-Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt
  2. I saw him beginning to sit up. – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
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