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Definitions of start

  1. set in motion, cause to start; " The U. S. started a war in the Middle East"; " The Iraqis began hostilities"; " begin a new chapter in your life"
  2. begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object; " begin a cigar"; " She started the soup while it was still hot"; " We started physics in 10th grade"
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. the time at which something begins; " They got an early start"
  6. the act of starting something; " he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
  7. leave; " The family took off for Florida"
  8. get off the ground; " Who started this company?"; " We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; " I start my day with a good breakfast"; " We began the new semester"; " The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; " The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"
  9. begin or set in motion; " I start at eight in the morning"; " Ready, set, go!"
  10. advantage gained by an early start as in a race; " with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
  11. bring into being; " He initiated a new program"; " Start a foundation"
  12. a sudden involuntary movement; " he awoke with a start"
  13. a turn to be a starter ( in a game at the beginning); " he got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital"; " his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen"
  14. a signal to begin ( as in a race); " the starting signal was a green light"; " the runners awaited the start"
  15. the beginning of anything; " it was off to a good start"
  16. play in the starting line- up, in team sports
  17. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; " She startled when I walked into the room"
  18. begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; " Take up a position"; " start a new job"
  19. a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
  20. the time at which something is supposed to begin; " they got an early start"; " she knew from the get- go that he was the man for her"
  21. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; " We began working at dawn"; " Who will start?"; " Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; " The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; " He began early in the day"; " Let's get down to work now"
  22. play in the starting line- up
  23. get going or set in motion; " We simply could not start the engine"; " start up the computer"
  24. A beginning.
  25. To leap; to jump.
  26. To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act.
  27. To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start business.
  28. To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure.
  29. To cause to move suddenly; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly; as, the hounds started a fox.
  30. To bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask.
  34. 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.
  35. A convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort.
  36. A sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy.
  37. 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.
  38. A tail, or anything projecting like a tail.
  39. The handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle.
  40. The curved or inclined front and bottom of a water- wheel bucket.
  41. The arm, or level, of a gin, drawn around by a horse.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Starter.
  46. To move suddenly aside: to wince: to deviate: to begin.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. A sudden movement; spring; beginning of motion; outset.
  50. To cause to start; rouse; set in motion; originate; loosen.
  51. To move suddenly; spring; beging.
  52. To set in motion or action; rouse; stir.
  53. To originate; begin.
  54. To call forth; evoke.
  55. To make a startled movement.
  56. To set out; begin.
  57. To become loose.
  58. A quick, startled movement.
  59. Distance in advance.
  60. A sudden motion or twitch from alarm, & c.; a spring; excitement; a sally; a sudden fit; a quick spring; a darting; act of setting out. To get the start, to begin before another.
  61. To alarm; to startle; to rouse suddenly from concealment; to raise; to invent; to move suddenly from its place; to empty.
  62. To move suddenly, as it by a twitch or an involuntary shrinking; to move, as with a spring or leap; to shrink; to wince; to move suddenly aside; to move out of place; to set out; to commence.
  63. A sudden and momentary twitching motion of the body; a sudden motion of the body caused by fear; a sudden rousing to action; a sudden fit; a quick spring; first motion from a place; act of setting out; advantage in the outset.
  64. To disturb suddenly, as by fear or ill news; to bring or put into motion; to move suddenly; to shift from its place; to set out; to commence; to bring into view or notice.
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Quotes of start

  1. I hate all hitters. I start a game mad and I stay that way until it's over. – Don Drysdale
  2. I start where the last man left off. – Thomas A. Edison
  3. When somebody has convinced you that you're not worth anything to anybody anymore, and they spend a lot of time doing it, you start believing it yourself. – Ric Flair
  4. The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's childhood and on her family influences. It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France! – Antonia Fraser
  5. Don't believe your own publicity. You can't; you'll start thinking that you're better than you are. – Leif Garrett
  6. It's really important to remember that most people in the public eye are human for a start and a lot of things that you read in the media get slightly misconstrued and manipulated. – Geri Halliwell
  7. The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face. – Napoleon Hill
  8. This is an album of songs that I've always loved, tunes that I heard. For the first time in 53 years of recording, I really had control over an entire album, start to finish. – Etta James
  9. I start sweating and shaking and having panic attacks if I am not at home. – Daniel Johns
  10. Everybody is just at the start of this huge process of trying to unravel what's going on with the 4, 400, where they've been and why they're back and what they're trying to do with us in the present. And we're trying to work out what messages they're sending us. – Jacqueline McKenzie
  11. You get up about 2 -3 o'clock in the morning and get through about 7 or 8 and 12 hours later you start all over. That's the worst kind of work a person can do. You have to do these two shifts to get one day. – Buck Owens
  12. When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait. – Pablo Picasso
  13. Getting our military back on stable footing won't happen overnight. We must start this process now, since future engagements are likely and allies are scarce. – Ellen Tauscher
  14. When you start believing you're something special, then you're not going to be striving to move forward. – Robin Trower
  15. We didn't start out to make a protest record at all. That would have been too shallow. As usual, it was simply a case of absorbing what's going on around us. – Thom Yorke

Usage examples for start

  1. I've watched your work from the start – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. " Wait until I have gone," said Lord Cloverton, " and then start – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  3. But before we start let me tell you one thing, Dick! – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  4. And now, are you ready to start – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  5. Digby is to bring Reginald home to luncheon, and we are to start at two o'clock. – Salome by Emma Marshall
  6. " I should like to start at once, sir," said Jack. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  7. You shall start first. – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  8. When would you like to start to- morrow? – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  9. You'll start on them. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  10. I asked why you did not start yesterday? – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  11. However, we have got a good start – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  12. So by all means let us start to- morrow morning. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  13. One seemed to get a start of the other two. – On the Pampas by G. A. Henty
  14. Do you start this evening. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  15. Mr. Shrimplin turned with a start – The Just and the Unjust by Vaughan Kester
  16. Are they going to start it soon? – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  17. And we would start in. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  18. I'll start right back for New Orleans. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  19. Now as soon as we find out where he's going, we'll start something ... – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. It will be better to start in the morning. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit

Rhymes for start