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Meaning of start

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
      2: 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" [syn: {beginning}, {commencement}, {first},
         {outset}, {get-go}, {start}, {kickoff}, {starting time},
         {showtime}, {offset}] [ant: {end}, {ending}, {middle}]
      3: 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" [syn: {start}, {starting}]
      4: a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start" [syn:
         {startle}, {jump}, {start}]
      5: the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the
         beginning of negotiations" [syn: {beginning}, {start},
         {commencement}] [ant: {finish}, {finishing}]
      6: a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a
         game [syn: {start}, {starting line}, {scratch}, {scratch
      7: a signal to begin (as in a race); "the starting signal was a
         green light"; "the runners awaited the start" [syn: {starting
         signal}, {start}]
      8: the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race); "with
         an hour's start he will be hard to catch" [syn: {start},
         {head start}]
      v 1: 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" [syn: {get down}, {begin}, {get},
           {start out}, {start}, {set about}, {set out}, {commence}]
           [ant: {end}, {terminate}]
      2: 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" [syn: {begin}, {lead off}, {start},
         {commence}] [ant: {end}, {terminate}]
      3: leave; "The family took off for Florida" [syn: {depart},
         {part}, {start}, {start out}, {set forth}, {set off}, {set
         out}, {take off}]
      4: 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" [syn: {begin}, {start}] [ant: {cease},
         {end}, {finish}, {stop}, {terminate}]
      5: bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a
         foundation" [syn: {originate}, {initiate}, {start}]
      6: 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" [syn: {start}, {start
         up}, {embark on}, {commence}]
      7: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She
         startled when I walked into the room" [syn: {startle},
         {jump}, {start}]
      8: get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the
         engine"; "start up the computer" [syn: {start}, {start up}]
         [ant: {stop}]
      9: begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning";
         "Ready, set, go!" [syn: {start}, {go}, {get going}] [ant:
         {halt}, {stop}]
      10: begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job;
          "Take up a position"; "start a new job" [syn: {start}, {take
      11: play in the starting lineup
      12: 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 workout"; "The
          semester begins with a convocation ceremony" [syn: {begin},
      13: 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" [syn: {begin}, {start}]
      14: bulge outward; "His eyes popped" [syn: {start}, {protrude},
          {pop}, {pop out}, {bulge}, {bulge out}, {bug out}, {come

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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