Definition of "started" []

  • To begin or cause to begin (something or to do something); come or cause to come into being, operation, etc (verb)
  • 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)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of start. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "started" in a sentence
  • "Well, when four boys get caught doing something they're not sure they're supposed to be doing, they don't know what to do or what to say, and sometimes they start talking right away to explain _why_ they are doing what they're doing -- which is what _we_ started to do -- that is we _started_ to, but all of us talking at once didn't make sense, so we stopped."
  • "The Negro farmer started behind, —started in debt."
  • "Then after that, as the label started consolidating, Herb and Jerry left and everything kind of changed."