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started, past tense; started, past participle; starting, present participle; starts, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Come into being; begin or be reckoned from a particular point in time or space
    • - the season starts in September
    • - we ate before the show started
    • - below Roaring Springs the real desert starts
  2. Embark on a continuing action or a new venture
    • - I started to chat to him
    • - we plan to start building in the fall
  3. Use a particular point, action, or circumstance as an opening for a course of action
    • - the teacher can start by capitalizing on children's curiosity
    • - I shall start with the case you mention first
  4. Begin to move or travel
    • - we started out into the snow
    • - he started for the door
  5. Begin to attend (an educational establishment) or engage in (an occupation, esp. a profession)
    • - she will start school today
    • - he started work at a travel agency
  6. Begin one's working life
    • - he started as a typesetter
    • - she started off as a general practitioner
  7. Begin to live through (a period distinguished by a specified characteristic)
    • - they started their married life
  8. Cost at least a specified amount
    • - fees start at around $300
  9. Cause (an event or process) to happen
    • - two men started the blaze that caused the explosion
    • - those women started all the trouble
  10. Bring (a project or an institution) into being; cause to take effect or begin to work or operate
    • - I'm starting a campaign to get the law changed
  11. Cause (a machine) to begin to work
    • - we had trouble starting the car
    • - he starts up his van
  12. (of a machine or device) Begin operating or being used
    • - the noise of a tractor starting up
    • - there was a moment of silence before the organ started
  13. Cause or enable (someone or something) to begin doing or pursuing something
    • - his father started him off in business
    • - what he said started me thinking
  14. Give a signal to (competitors) to start in a race

  15. Give a small jump or make a sudden jerking movement from surprise or alarm
    • - “Oh my!” she said, starting
  16. Move or appear suddenly
    • - she had seen Meg start suddenly from a thicket
  17. (of eyes) Bulge so as to appear to burst out of their sockets
    • - his eyes started out of his head like a hare's
  18. Be displaced or displace by pressure or shrinkage
    • - the mortar in the joints had started
  19. Rouse (game) from its lair

  1. The point in time or space at which something has its origin; the beginning of something
    • - he takes over as chief executive at the start of next year
    • - the event was a shambles from start to finish
    • - his bicycle was found close to the start of a forest trail
  2. The point or moment at which a race begins

  3. An act of beginning to do or deal with something
    • - I can make a start on cleaning up
    • - an early start enabled us to avoid the traffic
  4. Used to indicate that a useful initial contribution has been made but that more remains to be done
    • - if he would tell her who had put him up to it, it would be a start
  5. A person's position or circumstances at the beginning of their life, esp. a position of advantage
    • - she's anxious to give her baby the best start in life
  6. An advantage consisting in having set out in a race or on journey earlier than one's rivals or opponents
    • - he would have a ninety-minute start on them
  7. A sudden movement of surprise or alarm
    • - she awoke with a start
    • - the woman gave a nervous start

  1. the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
  2. get down: 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"
  3. begin: 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"
  4. beginning: 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"
  5. 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"
  6. depart: leave; "The family took off for Florida"
  7. "Start!" is the eleventh UK single release by punk rock band, The Jam and their second number-one, following "Going Underground"/"Dreams of Children". Upon its release on 15 August 1980, it debuted at number three, and two weeks later reached number one for one week. ...
  8. Start is a breakfast cereal which has been produced by Kellogg's in the UK since the 1980s. Start has been promoted as a cereal designed for improving sports performance. It is made from wheat, corn and oats and a single bowlful is said to provide a third of a human's daily vitamin RDA. ...
  9. The command Start is used to start programs or batch files from in the Windows Command Prompt or a batch file.
  10. START, is the world's first Web-based question answering system, has been on-line and continuously operating since December, 1993. It has been developed by Boris Katz and his associates of the InfoLab Group at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. ...
  11. Start was a short-lived daily tabloid published in Belgrade between late 2005 and early 2006.
  12. Start are a Bandy club from Orsha, Belarus who are among the best in the country with several of their players having represented the Belarusian national bandy team.
  13. The beginning of an activity; A sudden involuntary movement; The beginning point of a race; An appearance in a sports game from the beginning of the match; Alternative spelling of Start (“the button of certain input devices of video games”); To set in motion; To begin; To initiate a vehicle ...
  14. A button (of a joystick, joypad or similar device) that, when pressed, activates any of certain predefined functions, that are usually not directly related to the in-game story of a video game, such as pausing, seeing a menu, choosing an item of a menu and starting to play, depending on the ...
  15. (Started) A young pit dog in the first stages of rolling, testing and training; to bump together and test preparedness
  16. (Started) Contact us to begin today
  17. (Started) The beginner level for a dog to compete, consisting of marked retrieves only. Five (5) UKC championship points are awarded for a Started pass.
  18. (Started) status of Trade between Trade Partners. This is the first step after one trade partner initiates and the other Trade Partner, the trade offered, approves the trade
  19. (Started) when an outer hinge is beginning to break. Also, refers to a signature (i.e.- a section of a book) that has come loose in its threads.
  20. (STARTING) Hinges or joints beginning to show signs of becoming loose, either through wear or defective binding. considered a defect.
  21. (Starting) For newcomers to the CrossFit methodology
  22. (Starting) It’s hard to argue about the virtues of electric start. It’s almost too easy to start these machines (that’s why they have keys). Should the battery get run down a kick starter backup should breathe life back into it. ...
  23. (Starting) Need for Project, Set Project Goals, Feasibility (Feasibility Study), Proposal, Convince Stakeholders, Budget, Resources, appoint staff
  24. (STARTS) An experimental protocol for use in distributed searching, which enables a client to combine results from several search engines.
  25. (Starts) New subscribers coming onto the active subscription file for the first time and scheduled to receive their first issue of the magazine