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Definitions of start

  1. To move suddenly, as it by a twitch or an involuntary shrinking; to move, as with a spring or leap; to shrink; to wince; to move suddenly aside; to move out of place; to set out; to commence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To originate action in, or set going; as, to start a clock; rouse suddenly from concealment; as, to start a hare; originate or begin; as, to start a quarrel; to draw from a cask or draw the contents from. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To cause to move suddenly: to disturb suddenly: to rouse suddenly from concealment: to set in motion: to call forth: to invent or discover: to move suddenly from its place: to loosen: to empty: to pour out. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To cause to start; rouse; set in motion; originate; loosen. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To set in motion or action; rouse; stir. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To originate; begin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To call forth; evoke. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To move suddenly and quickly; spring; leap; bound; to make a startled movement or spring, as from surprise, etc.; set out; as, to start on a journey; begin a race, career, etc.; as, to start in business; become loosened. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To move suddenly aside: to wince: to deviate: to begin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To move suddenly; spring; beging. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. play in the starting line-up, in team sports Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. To make a startled movement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To set out; begin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To become loose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To alarm; to startle; to rouse suddenly from concealment; to raise; to invent; to move suddenly from its place; to empty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To disturb suddenly, as by fear or ill news; to bring or put into motion; to move suddenly; to shift from its place; to set out; to commence; to bring into view or notice. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. the time at which something begins; "They got an early start" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. advantage gained by an early start as in a race; "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. play in the starting line-up Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. To leap; to jump. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start business. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. To bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. To cause to move or act; to set going, running, or flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a business. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. To move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm started the bolts in the vessel. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. A convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. A sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. The beginning, as of a journey or a course of action; first motion from a place; act of setting out; the outset; -- opposed to finish. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. A tail, or anything projecting like a tail. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. The handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. The curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel bucket. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. The arm, or level, of a gin, drawn around by a horse. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. A sudden motion or twitch, as of pain, joy, etc.; a quick spring; a going forth; as, an early start; outset; as, get it right at the start; a beginning; as, a start in business; lead; as, he had the start of them. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. Starter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. A sudden movement: a sudden motion of the body: a sudden rousing to motion: an unexpected movement: a sally: a sudden fit: a quick spring: the first motion from a point or place: the outset. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. A sudden movement; spring; beginning of motion; outset. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. A quick, startled movement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Distance in advance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. A sudden motion or twitch from alarm, &c.; a spring; excitement; a sally; a sudden fit; a quick spring; a darting; act of setting out. To get the start, to begin before another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. A sudden and momentary twitching motion of the body; a sudden motion of the body caused by fear; a sudden rousing to action; a sudden fit; a quick spring; first motion from a place; act of setting out; advantage in the outset. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for start

  1. When would you like to start to- morrow? – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  2. One seemed to get a start of the other two. – On the Pampas by G. A. Henty
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