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Noun
The act of something that starts
Verb
Present participle for to begin from a particular point in time
“We have organized a meeting that will start in exactly an hour.”
Verb
Present participle for to come into being
“Is it a coincidence that this issue would start from the moment we hired Jim?”
Verb
Present participle for to cause to happen or begin
“Inflammatory words between the two opposing factions would start an all out brawl.”
Verb
Present participle for to set up or establish
“Bill Gates would start his philanthropic foundation to enhance healthcare and reduce poverty.”
Verb
Present participle for to commence or continue a given task
“We have plenty of work to get through so it's best if we start as soon as possible.”
Verb
Present participle for to begin to move in a given direction
“We need to start west and continue for an hour before we reach our destination.”
Verb
(of a machine) Present participle for to cause something to begin to work
“You can start the car by turning the key in the ignition.”
Verb
(of a machine) Present participle for to begin operating
“My new tablet would start after I pushed the power button.”
Verb
Present participle for to jerk suddenly in surprise
“The class would start at the booming voice of their stern teacher.”
Verb
Present participle for to move or appear suddenly
“The cat would suddenly start from the living room into the kitchen for no apparent reason.”
Verb
(of eyes) Present participle for to bulge out significantly
“Alexia's eyes would start excitedly whenever she discussed her ideas for societal change.”
Adjective
Beginning, starting, coming into existence
Adjective
Serving as an introduction
Adjective
Denotes the ordinal or positional number of one; the position that precedes all others in a series
Adjective
Preceding all others of a series or kind
Adjective
Existing or occurring at the beginning
Noun
The action of establishing an institution or organization
Noun
The action of admitting someone into a secret or obscure society or group, typically with a ritual
Noun
A public organization with a particular purpose or function
Adjective
Rising
Noun
Preposition
Noun
A group of people or things in a particular arrangement or pattern
Noun
The point at which something begins
Adjective
Offering or constituting the minimum required without elaboration or luxury
Adjective
Adjective
Occurring in advance
Noun
The more favorable condition or position in a competition
Noun
Advantage
Noun
The start or beginning of something
Adjective
Beginning to come into existence
Noun
(more commonly used in plural form "beginnings") The origins of a person or object
Verb
To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
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