alphabet

Start

Definition of start:

part of speech: noun

A beginning.

part of speech: verb

To move suddenly; spring; beging.

part of speech: verb

To originate action in, or set going; as, to start a clock; rouse suddenly from concealment; as, to start a hare; originate or begin; as, to start a quarrel; to draw from a cask or draw the contents from.

part of speech: verb

To move suddenly aside: to wince: to deviate: to begin.

part of speech: noun

A sudden motion or twitch, as of pain, joy, etc.; a quick spring; a going forth; as, an early start; outset; as, get it right at the start; a beginning; as, a start in business; lead; as, he had the start of them.

part of speech: verb

To cause to move suddenly: to disturb suddenly: to rouse suddenly from concealment: to set in motion: to call forth: to invent or discover: to move suddenly from its place: to loosen: to empty: to pour out.

part of speech: noun

A sudden movement; spring; beginning of motion; outset.

part of speech: verb

To cause to start; rouse; set in motion; originate; loosen.

part of speech: noun

Starter.

part of speech: verb

To move suddenly and quickly; spring; leap; bound; to make a startled movement or spring, as from surprise, etc.; set out; as, to start on a journey; begin a race, career, etc.; as, to start in business; become loosened.

part of speech: noun

A sudden movement: a sudden motion of the body: a sudden rousing to motion: an unexpected movement: a sally: a sudden fit: a quick spring: the first motion from a point or place: the outset.

Usage examples for start:

  • I shall start this very evening. "San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams", Charles Paul de Kock.
  • I turned with a start "Richard Carvel, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
  • But why that start and cry? "The Potato Child and Others", Mrs. Charles J. Woodbury.
  • " Let's start he said. "Ronicky Doone", Max Brand.

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