Thesaurus for start
- beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset, starting, startle, jump, starting line, starting signal, head start, advantage, change of state, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, line, physiological reaction, play, point, point in time, reflex, sign, signal, signaling, turn, unconditioned reflex, vantage
- get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence, lead off, depart, part, set forth, set off, take off, originate, initiate, start up, embark on, startle, jump, go, get going, take up, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out, act, be, change form, change shape, create, deform, go away, go forth, leave, make, move, play
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Pronunciation of start: S T AA1 R T (stɑt)
Number of syllables of start: 1
Pronunciation Video of start
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.