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Beginning - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Beginning' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Beginning [ n.]
- 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.
- That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
- That which is begun; a rudiment or element.
- Enterprise.
2 . Beginning [ p. pr. & vb. n.]
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Meaning of 'Beginning' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . beginning [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the place where something begins, where it springs into being
Example in sentence:
  • communism's Russian root;
  • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation;
  • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River;
  • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
Meaning (2):
- the act of starting something
Example in sentence:
  • he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations
Meaning (3):
- the time at which something is supposed to begin
Example in sentence:
  • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her;
  • they got an early start
Meaning (4):
- the event consisting of the start of something
Example in sentence:
  • the beginning of the war
Meaning (5):
- the first part or section of something
Example in sentence:
  • `It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story
6 . beginning [ s]
Meaning (6):
- serving to begin
Example in sentence:
  • the beginning canto of the poem;
  • the first verse