\stˈɑːt], \stˈɑːt], \s_t_ˈɑː_t]\
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- WordNet 3.0
By Princeton University
- English Dictionary Database
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
- New Age Dictionary Database
By Oddity Software
To leap; to jump.
To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act.
To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start business.
To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure.
To bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent.
To cause to move or act; to set going, running, or flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a business.
To move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm started the bolts in the vessel.
To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask.
The act of starting; a sudden spring, leap, or motion, caused by surprise, fear, pain, or the like; any sudden motion, or beginning of motion.
A convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort.
A sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy.
The beginning, as of a journey or a course of action; first motion from a place; act of setting out; the outset; -- opposed to finish.
A tail, or anything projecting like a tail.
The handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle.
The curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel bucket.
The arm, or level, of a gin, drawn around by a horse.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
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.
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.
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.
- The american dictionary of the english language.
By Daniel Lyons
- The Clarendon dictionary
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
- The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
By James Champlin Fernald
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
- The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language