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start (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to move suddenly and violently - spring started angrily to his feet
b) to react with a sudden brief involuntary movement - started when a shot rang out
2.
a) to issue with sudden force - blood starting from the wound
b) to come into being, activity, or operation - when does the movie start the rain started up again
3.
to protrude or seem to protrude - eyes starting from their sockets
4.
to become loosened or forced out of place - one of the planks has started
5.
a) to begin a course or journey - started toward the door just starting out
b) to range from a specified initial point - the rates start at $10
6.
to begin an activity or undertaking , especially to begin work
7.
transitive verb
to be a participant in a game or contest , especially to be in the lineup - starting
1.
to cause to leave a place of concealment - flush start a rabbit
2.
archaic - startle alarm
3.
to bring up for consideration or discussion
4.
to bring into being - start a rumor
5.
to cause to become loosened or displaced
6.
to begin the use of - start a fresh loaf of bread
7.
a) to cause to move, act, or operate - start the motor
b) to cause to enter a game or contest , especially to put in the starting lineup
c) to care for or train during the early stages of growth and development - started plants a well-started coonhound
8.
to do or experience the first stages or actions of - started studying music at the age of five begin
start (noun)
1.
a) a sudden involuntary bodily movement or reaction - woke with a start
b) a brief and sudden action or movement
c) a sudden capricious impulse or outburst
2.
a beginning of movement, activity, or development - a false start housing starts
3.
- head start
4.
a place of beginning
5.
the act or an instance of being a competitor in a race or a member of a lineup in a game - starting undefeated in six starts Current Biography
START (abbreviation)
strategic arms reduction talks
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
start (noun)
the point at which something begins
SYNONIMS:
alpha, baseline, birth, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go ( git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold
RELATED WORDS:
drawing board, first base, ground zero, square one; creation, founding, inauguration, initiation, institution, origination; cradle, fountain, fountainhead, germ, origin, root, seedbed, source, spring, well, wellspring; dawning, opening; advent, appearance, arrival, debut ( début), emergence; childhood, infancy, youth
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cessation, closing, closure, completion, finale, finish, period, stop, termination, windup
close, conclusion, end, ending, omega
start (verb)
1.
to move suddenly and sharply (as in surprise)
SYNONIMS:
bolt, jump, startle
RELATED WORDS:
jerk, jolt, twitch; blench, cringe, flinch, quail, recoil, shrink, spook, squinch, wince; bound, leap, spring; react, respond
start (verb)
2.
to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of
SYNONIMS:
begin, constitute, establish, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, plant, set up, start
RELATED WORDS:
author, father, originate; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), create, devise, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, produce, think (up); construct, put up; develop, enlarge, expand; endow, finance, fund, subsidize; arrange, organize, systematize, systemize; refound, reinitiate, reinstitute, relaunch
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off out), wind up, wrap up
close (down), phase out, shut (up)
start (verb)
3.
to cause to function
SYNONIMS:
actuate, crank (up), drive, move, run, set off, spark, start, touch off, trigger, turn on
RELATED WORDS:
kick over, turn over; charge, electrify, energize, fire, fuel, generate, power, push; discharge, launch, release, switch, trip; reactivate, recharge; arouse, excite, jump-start, kick-start, stimulate, vitalize; ignite, incite, instigate, provoke, quicken, stir up; accelerate, catalyze, speed (up), step up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
arrest, brake, check, cut off, draw up, halt, jam, stall, stick, stop; decelerate, repress, slow, stunt, suppress
cut, cut out, deactivate, kill, shut off, turn off
start (verb)
4.
to come into existence
SYNONIMS:
actualize, appear, arise, break, commence, dawn, engender, form, materialize, originate, set in, spring, start
RELATED WORDS:
be, breathe, exist, live, subsist; arrive, come on, emerge; coalesce, cohere, shape (up); continue, endure, last, persist, survive
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conclude, desist, discontinue, finish, halt, quit, terminate; disappear, dissolve, evaporate, vanish; depart, die, expire, pass away, perish
cease, end, stop
start (verb)
5.
to extend outward beyond a usual point
SYNONIMS:
bag, balloon, beetle, belly, billow, bunch, jut, overhang, poke, pooch, pouch, pout, project, protrude, stand out, start, stick out, swell
RELATED WORDS:
dome; blow up, inflate; dilate, distend, expand; mushroom, snowball; elongate, extend, lengthen, stretch
NEAR ANTONYMS:
compress, condense, constrict, contract, shrink
start (verb)
6.
to take the first step in (a process or course of action)
SYNONIMS:
commence, embark (on upon), enter (into upon), fall (to), get off, kick off, launch, lead off, open, start, strike (into)
RELATED WORDS:
create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; adopt, embrace, take on, take up; establish, father, found, institute, organize, pioneer, set up, spawn; get around (to), get down (to), get round (to)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cease, desist, discontinue, halt, knock off, lay off, quit, stop; close, complete; abandon, forsake, leave; abolish, demolish, destroy, exterminate, extinguish, phase out
conclude, end, finish, terminate
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