begun begun  /bɪ ˈɡən/

Definition(s):

  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

Antonyms(s)

end

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. That's a question more and more people have begun to ask, and lately they have been getting some answers they like.
  2. Now a rising chorus of critics in the Administration and Congress has begun blaming Volcker for housing's plight and for the recession that is spreading through the economy.
  3. President Bush addressing the nation soon after the bombing of Baghdad had begun on March 19.

News

  1. Report: NFL considers taking draft on the road

    The National Football League has begun internally researching options for holding its three-day draft in three different NFL cities in the same year, or shifting venues each year, to try and make it more accessible to fans, according to a Sports Illustrated report.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Help Henderson planning meetings have begun

    Planning meetings have begun for Help Henderson 2013, an event set for Saturday, Sept. 7.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Gleaner

  3. Construction hasn't yet begun on Winslow mill

    Construction hasn't yet begun on a $200 million mill planned in Winslow as part of a large forest restoration project.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: FOX 10 Phoenix

Quotes

  1. "Every nation and every group must know, whether you wish America good or ill, that the end of the war in Iraq will enable a new era of American leadership and engagement in the Middle East," Mr. Obama said. "And that era has just begun."
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  2. In his brief comments this morning, Spitzer said: "In the past few days I have begun to atone for my private failings. The remorse I feel will always be with me."
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Eliot Spitzer Source: Washington Post

  3. "As we near victory in one contest, the next challenge is already heating up," Plouffe said. "President (George W.) Bush and Senator McCain have begun coordinating their attacks on Barack Obama in an effort to extend their failed policies for...
    on May 19, 2008 By: David Plouffe Source: AFP

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cursory cursory
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