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Definition of "start" []

  • To begin an activity or a movement; set out. (verb-intransitive)
  • To have a beginning; commence. See Synonyms at begin. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move suddenly or involuntarily: started at the loud noise. (verb-intransitive)
  • To come quickly into view, life, or activity; spring forth. (verb-intransitive)
  • Sports To be in the initial lineup of a game or race. (verb-intransitive)
  • To begin or cause to begin (something or to do something); come or cause to come into being, operation, etc (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make or cause to make a beginning of (a process, series of actions, etc) (verb)
  • To set or be set in motion (verb)
  • To make a sudden involuntary movement of one's body, from or as if from fright; jump (verb)
  • To spring or jump suddenly from a position or place (verb)
  • To establish or be established; set up (verb)
  • To support (someone) in the first part of a venture, career, etc (verb)
  • To work or cause to work loose (verb)
  • To enter or be entered in a race (verb)
  • To flow violently from a source (verb)
  • To rouse (game) from a hiding place, lair, etc (verb)
  • (esp of eyes) to bulge; pop (verb)
  • To commence quarrelling or causing a disturbance (verb)
  • The first or first part of a series of actions or operations, a journey, etc (noun)
  • The place or time of starting, as of a race or performance (noun)
  • A signal to proceed, as in a race (noun)
  • A lead or advantage, either in time or distance and usually of specified extent, in a competitive activity (noun)
  • A slight involuntary movement of the body, as through fright, surprise, etc (noun)
  • An opportunity to enter a career, undertake a project, etc (noun)
  • A surprising incident (noun)
  • A part that has come loose or been disengaged (noun)

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Use "start" in a sentence
  • "There need be no waste of time in Morocco, even as there is no convention: having decided to start -- _start_."
  • "~DL the file "WINDOWS JOURNAL VIEWER 1.5" it might start to DL the file itself but if not then select the ’start download’ link"
  • "Knowing that look at the start if ($start = $total_posts) $start = ($start"