Definitions of begin

  1. To have an original or first existence; to take rise; to commence.
  2. To enter on; to commence.
  3. To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of.
  4. To cause to be; to commence.
  5. To enter on: to commence:- pr. p. beginning; pa. t. began'; pa. p. begun'.
  6. To enter upon; commence.
  7. To take the first step in; give origin to; start; commence.
  8. To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence.
  9. To do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start.
  10. To come into existence; to arise; to take the first step or do the first act; to start.
  11. To take rise: to enter on something new: to commence.
  12. begin to speak or say; " Now listen, friends," he began
  13. begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; " She began Russian at an early age"; " We started French in fourth grade"
  14. achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative; " This economic measure doesn't 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"
  15. 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"
  16. 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 work- out"; " The semester begins with a convocation ceremony"
  17. Israeli statesman ( born in Russia) who ( as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat ( then the president of Egypt) ( 1913- 1992)
  18. have a beginning, of a temporal event; " WWII began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; " The company's Asia tour begins next month"
  19. 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 ceremoney officially begins the semester"
  20. To take the first step; start.
  21. To come into existence; originate.
  22. To do the first act of; to enter on; to commence; to trace from anything, as the first ground.
  23. To commence; to enter upon something new; to take the first step.
  24. Begun.
  25. Beginner.
  26. Began.