beginning beginning  /bɪ ˈɡɪ nɪŋ/


  1. (n) 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. (v) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
  3. (v) have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
  4. (v) set in motion, cause to start
  5. (v) begin to speak or say
  6. (v) be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series
  7. (v) have a beginning, of a temporal event
  8. (v) have a beginning characterized in some specified way
  9. (v) begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
  10. (v) achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative
  11. (v) begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
  12. (n) the event consisting of the start of something
  13. (n) the time at which something is supposed to begin
  14. (n) the first part or section of something
  15. (n) the place where something begins, where it springs into being
  16. (n) the act of starting something
  17. (adj) serving to begin


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  1. So far, some 50 patients worldwide have received experimental DBS therapy for depression and OCD and that's just the beginning.
  2. TFK readers are just beginning to realize what a complex, fascinating world we live in.
  3. From the beginning to the end of the long boom, the size of the average new house increased by about half.


  1. Parks & Rec to offer beginning strings class

    The Albany Parks & Recreation Department is offering a class in beginning strings. Instructor is Kim Collar.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Albany Democrat-Herald

  2. MAGC concert series beginning

    The Marin Art & Garden Center will once again host its summer concert series beginning Thursday June 27 and running through August 15 with the exception of the Fourth of July weekend.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Ross Valley Reporter

  3. Paul Arcangeli, Minority Staff Director

    Paul Arcangeli announced the beginning of a “reign of terror” after taking the helm of the committee staff when Democrats were in the majority. “You can call me Mr. Arcangeli or O Dark Lord,” he joked.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News


  1. Obama said he came to Cairo "to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in...
    on Jun 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. "I remain, as I have been from the beginning, extremely optimistic about the government being formed here," Biden told reporters.
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I have waited more than 10 years for Rysher to recognize me as the co-owner of the 'Nash Bridges' series. It was my idea, and I owned the rights in the first place. From the beginning, I have asked only that Rysher honor our contract, and I am so...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Don Johnson Source: Wall Street Journal

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decadent decadent
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