Start - definition, pronunciation, transcription
his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen
- a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game (syn: scratch)
- a signal to begin (as in a race)
the runners awaited the start
- have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense (syn: begin)
- get off the ground (syn: commence, start up)
I start my day with a good breakfast
The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack
start up the computer
- have a beginning characterized in some specified way (syn: begin)
- begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object (syn: begin)
We started physics in 10th grade
They started clearing land for the new housing development.
He started studying music at the age of five.
As soon as you're ready to play, we'll start.
Let's start with some warm-up exercises.
He deleted what he wrote and started fresh.
Olympic athletes start young and train hard.
I started the quilt last month.
Have you started your book report?
We started the meeting at 6:30.
She started the meeting with a brief review of the previous meeting.
For a start let's agree where we should meet.
He woke with a start.
He has never been in good shape in most of his previous starts.
You have no right to go there, to start with.
Jim started angrily to his feet.
start up — get going or set in motion
present participle: starting
past tense: started
past participle: started