Definitions of start:
  • noun:   a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)
    Example: "He got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital"
  • noun:   advantage gained by an early start as in a race
    Example: "With an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
  • noun:   the beginning of anything
    Example: "It was off to a good start"
  • noun:   a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
  • noun:   the act of starting something
  • noun:   a signal to begin (as in a race)
    Example: "The starting signal was a green light"
  • noun:   a sudden involuntary movement
    Example: "He awoke with a start"
  • noun:   the time at which something is supposed to begin
    Example: "They got an early start"
  • verb:   begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
    Example: "Start a new job"
  • verb:   play in the starting line-up
  • verb:   get off the ground
    Example: "Who started this company?"
  • verb:   get going or set in motion
    Example: "We simply could not start the engine"
  • verb:   begin or set in motion
    Example: "I start at eight in the morning"
  • verb:   begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
    Example: "She started the soup while it was still hot"
  • verb:   have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
    Example: "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"
  • verb:   have a beginning characterized in some specified way
  • verb:   set in motion, cause to start
    Example: "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"
  • verb:   bring into being
    Example: "Start a foundation"
  • verb:   move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
    Example: "She startled when I walked into the room"
  • verb:   leave
  • verb:   take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    Example: "Who will start?"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #19955)

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