start  

  • Pronunciation of start: S T AA1 R T (stÉ‘t)

  • Number of syllables of start: 1

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  • Definition of start

    • (n): the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"  
    • (n): advantage gained by an early start as in a race; "with an hour''s start he will be hard to catch"  
    • (n): a signal to begin (as in a race); "the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start"  
    • (n): the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"  
    • (n): a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): play in the starting line-up  
    • (v): bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"  
    • (v): 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 su  
    • (v): get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"  
    • (v): begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"  
    • (v): move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"  
    • (v): leave; "The family took off for Florida"  
    • (v): begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
  • Examples of start

    • Hence, the time to start a new charter airline seemed opportune.  
    • This marked the start of a frenetic urge to compose new material.  
    • This initiation is the start of the transformation of the new Natha.  
    • The new start was not promising for the British.  
    • The start of the new league saw disappointment for Bayern.  
    • The industry was pronounced dead by the start of the new millennium.  
    • Start the process over on the line to determine the new bottleneck.  
    • The last day of the festival marks the start of the new year.  
    • Convocation welcomes new students and recognizes the start of the new year.  
    • Most parents would blanch, and start in on a brand NEW lecture.  

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