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start

 
Noun start has 8 senses
  1. start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
    --1 is a kind of
    beginning
    --1 has particulars:
     adrenarche; menarche; thelarche; onset, oncoming; dawn, morning; flying start, running start; opener; alpha; opening, opening night, curtain raising; kickoff, send-off, start-off; racing start
    Derived forms: verb start13, verb start12, verb start10, verb start6, verb start5, verb start4, verb start2, verb start1
  2. 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"
    --2 is a kind of point, point in time
    --2 has particulars:
     birth; incipiency, incipience; terminus a quo, starting point; threshold
    Derived forms: verb start10, verb start6, verb start5, verb start4, verb start2, verb start1
  3. start, starting - a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning); "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"
    --3 is a kind of turn, play
    Derived form: verb start11
  4. startle, jump, start - a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"
    --4 is a kind of reflex, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction
    --4 has particulars:
     startle response, startle reaction; startle reflex, Moro reflex; wince, flinch
    Derived form: verb start7
  5. beginning, start, commencement - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
    --5 is a kind of change of state
    Antonyms: finish, finishing
    --5 has particulars:
     springboard, jumping-off point, point of departure; activation; attack, tone-beginning; constitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisation; Creation; introduction, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entry; face-off; first step, initiative, opening move, opening; groundbreaking, groundbreaking ceremony; housing start; icebreaker; inauguration, startup; initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration; installation, installing, installment, instalment; jump ball; kickoff; resumption, recommencement; scrum, scrummage; startup
    Derived forms: verb start13, verb start12, verb start10, verb start6, verb start5, verb start4, verb start2, verb start1, verb start11
  6. start, starting line - a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
    --6 is a kind of line
  7. starting signal, start - a signal to begin (as in a race); "the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start"
    --7 is a kind of signal, signaling, sign
  8. start, head start - advantage gained by an early start as in a race; "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
    --8 is a kind of advantage, vantage
Verb start has 13 senses
  1. 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"
    Derived forms: noun start5, noun start2, noun start1, noun starter5
    Sample sentences:
    They start moving
    They start to move
  2. 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"
    Derived forms: noun start5, noun start2, noun start1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off - leave; "The family took off for Florida"
    --3 is one way to leave, go forth, go away
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't start
  4. 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"
    Derived forms: noun start5, noun start2, noun start1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Something ----s something
  5. originate, initiate, start - bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
    --5 is one way to make, create
    Derived forms: noun start5, noun start2, noun start1, noun starter5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. start, start up, embark on, commence - get off the ground; "Who started this company?"; "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"
    --6 is one way to begin, lead off, start, commence
    Derived forms: noun start5, noun start2, noun start1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. startle, jump, start - move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"
    --7 is one way to move
    Derived form: noun start4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  8. start, start up - get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"
    Antonyms: stop
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  9. start, go, get going - begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"
    Antonyms: stop, halt
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  10. start, take up - begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
    Derived forms: noun start5, noun start2, noun start1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. start - play in the starting line-up
    --11 is one way to
    play
    Derived forms: noun start5, noun start3, noun starting1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  12. 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 work-out"; "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony"
    --12 is one way to be
    Derived forms: noun start5, noun start1
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  13. 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"
    --13 is one way to act, move
    Derived forms: noun start5, noun start1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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