Definitions of start:
- noun: a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)
Example: "He got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital"
- noun: advantage gained by an early start as in a race
Example: "With an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
- noun: the beginning of anything
Example: "It was off to a good start"
- noun: a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
- noun: the act of starting something
- noun: a signal to begin (as in a race)
Example: "The starting signal was a green light"
- noun: a sudden involuntary movement
Example: "He awoke with a start"
- noun: the time at which something is supposed to begin
Example: "They got an early start"
- verb: begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
Example: "Start a new job"
- verb: play in the starting line-up
- verb: get off the ground
Example: "Who started this company?"
- verb: get going or set in motion
Example: "We simply could not start the engine"
- verb: begin or set in motion
Example: "I start at eight in the morning"
- verb: begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
Example: "She started the soup while it was still hot"
- verb: have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
Example: "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"
- verb: have a beginning characterized in some specified way
- verb: set in motion, cause to start
Example: "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"
- verb: bring into being
Example: "Start a foundation"
- verb: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
Example: "She startled when I walked into the room"
- verb: leave
- verb: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
Example: "Who will start?"
- name: A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #19955)
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