beginning

  • 1 beginning — beginning, genesis, rise, initiation are comparable when they mean the first part or stage of a process or development. Although beginning, often in the plural form beginnings, may mean the point at which a person or thing commences its existence …

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  • 2 Beginning — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda beginning Álbum de Akane Sugazaki Publicación 22 de octubre, 2003 Grabación 2003 …

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  • 3 Beginning — «Beginning» Сингл Kotipelto В …

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  • 4 Beginning — Be*gin ning, n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] In the… …

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  • 5 beginning — [bi gin′iŋ] n. 1. a starting or commencing 2. the time or place of starting; birth; origin; source [English democracy had its beginning in the Magna Carta] 3. the first part [the beginning of a book] 4. [usually pl.] an early stage or example… …

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  • 6 beginning — [n1] start of an event or action alpha, basis, birth, blastoff*, commencement, creation, dawn, dawning, day one*, genesis, inauguration, inception, induction, infancy, initiation, installation, introduction, kickoff, onset, opener, opening,… …

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  • 7 beginning — I noun birth, causative, commencement, conception, creation, derivation, early derivation, elementary, embryo, emergence, foundation, fountain, fountainhead, genesis, inauguration, inception, incipience, infancy, initial, kick off, nascence,… …

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  • 8 beginning — late 12c., time when something begins, from BEGIN (Cf. begin). Meaning act of starting something is from early 13c. The O.E. word was fruma …

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  • 9 beginning */*/*/ — UK [bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ] / US noun Word forms beginning : singular beginning plural beginnings Get it right: beginning: Don t confuse these two phrases: ▪  at the beginning ▪  in the beginning At the beginning is used to refer to the start or first part of… …

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  • 10 beginning — be|gin|ning W2S1 [bıˈgınıŋ] n [C usually singular] 1.) the start or first part of an event, story, period of time etc beginning of ▪ She s been here since the beginning of the year. ▪ There s a short poem at the beginning of every chapter. ▪ From …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 beginning — be|gin|ning1 [ bı gınıŋ ] noun *** 1. ) count usually singular the first part of something: START: I loved the beginning of the book but hated the rest. beginning of: There is no need to start at the beginning of each section. a ) the start of a… …

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  • 12 beginning — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ new ▪ She spoke of a new beginning for the nation. ▪ auspicious, hopeful, promising ▪ It was an auspicious beginning to his long career …

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  • 13 beginning — /bI gInIN/ noun (countable usually singular) 1 the start or first part of an event, story, period of time etc (+ of): It will be ready at the beginning of next week. | The beginning of the film is very violent. | in/at/from the beginning (=at or… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 Beginning — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Beginning >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 beginning beginning commencement opening outset incipience inception inchoation Sgm: N 1 introduction introduction &c.(precursor) 64 Sgm: N 1 alpha alpha …

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  • 15 beginning — n. 1) to make a beginning 2) to mark a beginning 3) an auspicious, promising beginning 4) at, in the beginning 5) from (the) beginning (from beginning to end; from the very beginning) * * * [bɪ gɪnɪŋ] promising beginning an auspicious at. in the… …

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  • 16 beginning — /bi gin ing/, n. 1. an act or circumstance of entering upon an action or state: the beginning of hostilities. 2. the point of time or space at which anything begins: the beginning of the Christian era; the beginning of the route. 3. the first… …

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  • 17 beginning — [[t]bɪgɪ̱nɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ beginnings 1) N COUNT: usu sing The beginning of an event or process is the first part of it. This was also the beginning of her recording career... Think of this as a new beginning. Syn: start Ant: en …

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  • 18 beginning — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Starting point Nouns 1. beginning, commencement, opening, outset, incipience, inception; alpha, initial; installation, inauguration, debut; foundation, reaction, initiation; embarkation, rising of the… …

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  • 19 Beginning — For other uses, see The Beginning. Infobox Album Name = Beginning Type = EP Longtype = Artist = Pak Ho Chau Released = 2007 Recorded = Genre = Cantopop, Rock Length = Label = Warner Music Producer = Chan Kwong wing Reviews = Last album = None… …

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  • 20 beginning — /bəˈgɪnɪŋ/ (say buh gining) noun 1. the act or fact of entering upon an action or state. 2. the point of time or space at which anything begins: the beginning of the Christian era. 3. the first part or initial stage of anything: the beginnings of …

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