start

phonetic symbol: / stárt / 

start - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the act of starting something
beginning , commencement

[ noun ]
■ a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)
e.g.)
・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
starting

[ noun ]
■ a sudden involuntary movement
e.g.)
・he awoke with a start
jump , startle

[ noun ]
■ the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race)
e.g.)
・with an hour's start he will be hard to catch
head start

[ noun ]
■ a signal to begin (as in a race)
e.g.)
・the starting signal was a green light
・the runners awaited the start
starting signal

[ noun ]
■ the beginning of anything
e.g.)
・it was off to a good start

[ noun ]
■ a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
scratch , scratch line , starting line

[ noun ]
■ the time at which something is supposed to begin
e.g.)
・they got an early start
beginning , commencement , first , get-go , kickoff , offset , outset , showtime , starting time

[ verb ]
■ take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
e.g.)
・Who will start?
begin , commence , get , get down , set about , set out , start out

[ verb ]
■ set in motion, cause to start
e.g.)
・The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
begin , commence , lead off

[ verb ]
■ play in the starting lineup

[ verb ]
■ bring into being
e.g.)
・Start a foundation
initiate , originate

[ verb ]
■ get off the ground
e.g.)
・Who started this company?
・I start my day with a good breakfast
・The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack
commence , embark on , start up

[ verb ]
■ get going or set in motion
e.g.)
・We simply could not start the engine
・start up the computer
start up

[ verb ]
■ begin or set in motion
e.g.)
・I start at eight in the morning
get going , go

[ verb ]
■ move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
e.g.)
・She startled when I walked into the room
jump , startle

[ verb ]
■ leave
depart , part , set forth , set off , set out , start out , take off

[ verb ]
■ bulge outward
bug out , bulge , bulge out , come out , pop , pop out , protrude

[ verb ]
■ begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
e.g.)
・start a new job
take up

[ verb ]
■ begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
e.g.)
・She started the soup while it was still hot
・We started physics in 10th grade
begin

[ verb ]
■ have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
e.g.)
・Prices for these homes start at $250,000
begin

[ verb ]
■ have a beginning characterized in some specified way
begin

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