the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race); "with an hours start he will be hard to catch" (同)head_start
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" (同)starting
a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game (同)starting line, scratch, scratch line
the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!" (同)go, get going
get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer" (同)start up
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" (同)start up, embark on, commence
begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job" (同)take_up
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" (同)lead_off, start, commence
have a beginning, of a temporal event; "WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The companys Asia tour begins next month"
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" (同)start
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" (同)start
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" (同)start
achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative; "This economic measure doesnt even begin to deal with the problem of inflation"; "You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war"
be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series; "The number `one begins the sequence"; "A terrible murder begins the novel"; "The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester"
begin to speak or say; "Now listen, friends," he began
begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; "She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade"
smoothen the surface of; "launch plaster"
a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
get going; give impetus to; "launch a career"; "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process" (同)set in motion
launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage; "launch a ship"
propel with force; "launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship"