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be·gin·ning

 (bĭ-gĭn′ĭng)
n.
1. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start: the beginning of the universe.
2.
a. The time when something begins or is begun: the beginning of June.
b. The place where something begins or is begun: at the beginning of the road.
3.
a. The first part: The front matter is at the beginning of the book.
b. often beginnings An early stage or phase: the beginnings of human life on this planet.
c. The source or cause: What was the beginning of the dispute?
Synonyms: beginning, birth, dawn, genesis, nascence, rise
These nouns denote the initial stage of a developmental process: the beginning of a new era in technology; the birth of the industrial economy; the dawn of civilization; the genesis of quantum mechanics; the nascence of classical sculpture; the rise and decline of an ancient city-state.
Antonym: end

beginning

(bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ)
n
1. a start; commencement
2. (often plural) a first or early part or stage
3. the place where or time when something starts
4. an origin; source

be•gin•ning

(bɪˈgɪn ɪŋ)

n.
1. an act of starting.
2. the point of time or space at which anything starts.
3. the first part: the beginning of the book.
4. Often, beginnings. an initial or rudimentary stage.
5. origin: That was the beginning of their quarrel.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beginning - the event consisting of the start of somethingbeginning - the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
casus belli - an event used to justify starting a war
egress, emergence, issue - the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
inception, origination, origin - an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
genesis, generation - a coming into being
ground floor - becoming part of a venture at the beginning (regarded as position of advantage); "he got in on the ground floor"
emergence, outgrowth, growth - the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
conception, creation - the event that occurred at the beginning of something; "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"
conclusion, ending, finish - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
2.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"
birth - the time when something begins (especially life); "they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"
incipience, incipiency - beginning to exist or to be apparent; "he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850"; "it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency"
point in time, point - an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
starting point, terminus a quo - earliest limiting point
threshold - the starting point for a new state or experience; "on the threshold of manhood"
end, ending - the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
middle - time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period; "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April"
3.beginning - the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
end - a final part or section; "we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus"; "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end"
middle - an intermediate part or section; "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle
4.beginning - the place where something begins, where it springs into beingbeginning - the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
derivation - the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"; "music of Turkish derivation"
spring - a point at which water issues forth
headspring, fountainhead, head - the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"
headwater - the source of a river; "the headwaters of the Nile"
wellhead, wellspring - the source of water for a well
jumping-off place, point of departure - a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched; "one day when I was at a suitable jumping-off place I decided to see if I could find him"; "my point of departure was San Francisco"
place of origin, provenance, provenience, birthplace, cradle - where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization"
home - place where something began and flourished; "the United States is the home of basketball"
point source - a concentrated source (especially of radiation or pollution) that is spatially constricted
trail head, trailhead - the beginning of a trail
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
5.beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
jumping-off point, point of departure, springboard - a beginning from which an enterprise is launched; "he uses other people's ideas as a springboard for his own"; "reality provides the jumping-off point for his illusions"; "the point of departure of international comparison cannot be an institution but must be the function it carries out"
activation - making active and effective (as a bomb)
tone-beginning, attack - a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
establishment, constitution, formation, organisation, organization - the act of forming or establishing something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"
first appearance, introduction, debut, entry, launching, unveiling - the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
face-off - (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players
first step, opening move, initiative, opening - the first of a series of actions
groundbreaking, groundbreaking ceremony - the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project
housing start - the act of starting to construct a house
icebreaker - a beginning that relaxes a tense or formal atmosphere; "he told jokes as an icebreaker"
inauguration, startup - the act of starting a new operation or practice; "he opposed the inauguration of fluoridation"; "the startup of the new factory was delayed by strikes"
founding, instauration, origination, initiation, innovation, creation, institution, introduction, foundation - the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
installation, installing, instalment, installment - the act of installing something (as equipment); "the telephone installation took only a few minutes"
jump ball - (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed; an official tosses the ball up between two players who jump in an effort to tap it to a teammate
kickoff - (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
recommencement, resumption - beginning again
scrum, scrummage - (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play starts when the ball is thrown in between them and the two sides compete for possession
startup - the act of setting in operation; "repeated shutdowns and startups are expensive"
Adj.1.beginning - serving to beginbeginning - serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"
opening - first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"

beginning

noun
2. outset, start, opening, birth, onset, prelude, preface, commencement, kickoff (informal) The question was raised at the beginning of this chapter.
3. origins, family, beginnings, stock, birth, roots, heritage, descent, pedigree, extraction, ancestry, lineage, parentage, stirps His views come from his own humble beginnings.

beginning

noun
1. The act or process of bringing or being brought into existence:
Informal: kickoff.
2. The initial stage of a developmental process:
adjective
1. Of, relating to, or occurring at the start of something:
2. At or near the start of a period, development, or series:
3. Of or treating the most basic aspects:
Translations
بدايةبَدَايَةبِدايَه
začátek
begyndelse
algusalustamine
alku
početak
elejekezdet
byrjun
始め
시작
začetekizvor
början
การเริ่มต้น
khởi đầu

beginning

[bɪˈgɪnɪŋ] N
1. [of speech, book, film etc] → principio m, comienzo m
at the beginning ofal principio de
at the beginning of the centurya principios de siglo
the beginning of the endel principio del fin
right from the beginningdesde el principio
from beginning to endde principio a fin, desde el principio hasta el final
in the beginningal principio
to make a beginningempezar
2. (= origin) → origen m
from humble beginningsde orígenes modestos
Buddhism had its beginningsel budismo tuvo sus orígenes ...
he had the beginnings of a beardtenía un asomo de barba

beginning

[bɪˈgɪnɪŋ]
n (= start) → commencement m, début m
in the beginning → au début
right from the beginning → dès le début
at the beginning of → au début de
at the beginning of August → début août, au début août
right from the beginning → d'emblée beginnings
npl
I had the beginnings of a migraine → Je commençais à avoir la migraine.
prep (= starting from) → à partir de
beginning Monday → à partir de lundi

beginning

n
(= act of starting)Anfang m; to make a beginningeinen Anfang machen
(= place, of book etc)Anfang m; (temporal also) → Beginn m; (of river)Ursprung m; at the beginninganfänglich, zuerst; at the beginning of somethingam Anfang or (temporal also) → zu Beginn einer Sache (gen); the wedding will be at the beginning of Julydie Hochzeit findet Anfang Juli statt; the beginning of time/the worldder Anbeginn or Anfang der Welt; in the beginning (Bibl) → am Anfang; from the beginningvon Anfang an; from the beginning of the week/poemseit Anfang or Beginn der Woche/vom Anfang des Gedichtes an; read the paragraph from the beginninglesen Sie den Paragrafen von (ganz) vorne; from beginning to endvon vorn bis hinten; (temporal) → von Anfang bis Ende; to start again at or from the beginningnoch einmal von vorn anfangen; to begin at the beginningganz vorn anfangen; the beginning of negotiationsder Beginn der Verhandlungen, der Verhandlungsbeginn
(= origin)Anfang m; (of custom, movement)Entstehen nt no pl; the shooting was the beginning of the rebelliondie Schießerei bedeutete den Beginn or Anfang der Rebellion; it was the beginning of the end for himdas war der Anfang vom Ende für ihn; his humble beginningsseine einfachen Anfänge; from humble beginningsaus einfachen Verhältnissen; Nazism had its beginnings in Germanyder Nazismus hatte seine Anfänge or seinen Ursprung in Deutschland; the beginnings of sciencedie Anfangsgründe der Naturwissenschaft

beginning

[bɪˈgɪnɪŋ] ninizio, principio
at the beginning of the century → all'inizio or al principio del secolo
right from the beginning → fin dal primo momento, fin dall'inizio
start at the beginning and tell me all about it → raccontami tutto (cominciando or a partire) dall'inizio
the beginning of the end → il principio della fine
to make a beginning → cominciare
the beginning of the world → le origini del mondo
Buddhism had its beginnings ... → il buddismo nacque or ebbe origine...

begin

(biˈgin) present participle beˈginning: past tense began (biˈgan) : past participle begun (biˈgan) verb
to come or bring, into being, to start. He began to talk; The meeting began early.
beˈginning noun
beˈginner noun
someone who is just learning how to do something. `Does he paint well?' `He's not bad for a beginner'.
to begin with
1. at first. I didn't like him to begin with, but now he's one of my best friends.
2. firstly. There are many reasons why I don't like her – to begin with, she doesn't tell the truth.

beginning

بَدَايَة začátek begyndelse Anfang αρχή principio alku début početak inizio 始め 시작 begin begynnelse początek começo начало början การเริ่มต้น başlangıç khởi đầu 开始

beginning

n. principio, origen, génesis.
References in classic literature ?
Really, girls, you are both to be blamed," said Meg, beginning to lecture in her elder-sisterly fashion.
That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as a truth.
One day, near the end of the week (the beginning of the next being set for the start) Eradicate came shuffling into the room where Tom was sorting out the possessions he desired to take with him, Ned assisting him in the task.
A fine, sleety snow was beginning to fall, and everyone was afraid of another storm and anxious to have the burial over with.
At that time she had three babies, and was beginning to think of a fourth one.
The rays of the sun were beginning to grow less fierce, and the intense heat of the day was lessened, as the cooler vapors of the springs and fountains rose above their leafy beds, and rested in the atmosphere.
Then little Antanas would open his eyes--he was beginning to take notice of things now; and he would smile--how he would smile
My mind got a start by and by, and began to consider the beginning of every subject which has ever been thought of; but it never went further than the beginning; it was touch and go; it fled from topic to topic with a frantic speed.
The sun was beginning to set and sending deep gold-colored rays slanting under the trees when they parted.
But what happens when you come to the beginning again?
1304a] a quarrel about a wedding was the beginning of all the seditions that afterwards arose amongst them; for the bridegroom, being terrified by some unlucky omen upon waiting upon the bride, went away without marrying her; which her relations resenting, contrived secretly to convey some sacred money into his pocket while he was sacrificing, and then killed him as an impious person.
The reader has, probably, not forgotten the impudent beggar who had been clinging fast to the fringes of the cardinal's gallery ever since the beginning of the prologue.
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