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beginning, present participle; begining, present participle; begins, 3rd person singular present; begun, past participle; began, past tense;
  1. Start; perform or undergo the first part of (an action or activity)
    • - theorists have just begun to address these complex questions
    • - she began a double life
    • - it was beginning to snow
    • - she began by rewriting the syllabus
  2. Come into being or have its starting point at a certain time or place
    • - the ground campaign had begun
    • - the story begins with the death of her senile father
    • - the tour begins at the active Poas Volcano
  3. (of a person) Hold a specific position or role before holding any other
    • - he began as a drummer
  4. (of a thing) Originate
    • - Watts Lake began as a marine inlet
  5. Have as a first element
    • - words beginning with a vowel
  6. Set to work at
    • - Picasso began on a great canvas
  7. Start speaking by saying
    • - “I've got to go to the hotel,” she began
  8. (of an article) Cost at least (a specified amount)
    • - rooms begin at $139
  9. Not have any chance or likelihood of doing a specified thing
    • - circuitry that Karen could not begin to comprehend

  1. 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)
  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. 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. 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"
  5. begin to speak or say; "Now listen, friends," he began
  6. 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 ceremony officially begins the semester"
  7. have a beginning, of a temporal event; "WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month"
  8. 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"
  9. 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"
  10. begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; "She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade"
  11. Begin is the only album ever released by the collective known as The Millennium during its lifetime (though there have been several compilations since the group's demise).
  12. Begin, A Tactical Starship Simulation is a computer game which was released in 1984 and consists of combat between spaceships. It is a tactical starship simulator where the player commands a fleet of ships against an alien force. In the early 1990s, it was followed by Begin 2. ...
  13. Begin is the first Japanese album by J-Pop group BeForU member Riyu Kosaka, released June 11, 2004. Many of these tracks are covers of popular bemani songs.
  14. (...Begins (Dawn of Destiny album)) ...Begins is the debut album of German band Dawn of Destiny.
  15. beginning; start; To start, to initiate or take the first step into something
  16. (Begins) A type of search that looks to match one string to the beginning of another.
  17. (Begins) Start of first day of Tishrei
  18. v. to do the first part of an action; to start
  19. Terms begin when you are accepted into this Affiliate Program.
  20. (v) ayaģıŋı basarģa, başlarģa, kеziw cеtеrgе, maltarģa
  21. beginnan (sv 3); onginnan (3)