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beginning

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noun be·gin·ning \bi-ˈgi-niŋ, bē-\

Simple Definition of beginning

  • : the point or time at which something begins : a starting point

  • : the first part of something

  • beginnings : an early stage or period

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of beginning

  1. 1 :  the point at which something begins :  start

  2. 2 :  the first part

  3. 3 :  origin, source

  4. 4 :  a rudimentary stage or early period —usually used in plural

Examples of beginning in a sentence

  1. Go back to the beginning of the song.

  2. We were late, so we missed the beginning of the movie.

  3. The changes that have been made so far are just the beginning. There are many more changes still to come.

  4. He came from humble beginnings.

  5. the company's modest beginnings in an old warehouse



12th Century

First Known Use of beginning

12th century

Rhymes with beginning


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beginning

adjective be·gin·ning

Simple Definition of beginning

  • : involving or learning about the simple or basic parts of a subject

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of beginning

  1. 1 :  just starting out <a beginning writer>

  2. 2 a :  being first or the first part <the beginning chapters> b :  introductory <beginning chemistry>

Examples of beginning in a sentence

  1. <the beginning part of the book is a portrait of Europe on the eve of the World War I>

  2. <a course in beginning geology for nonscience majors>



1576

First Known Use of beginning

1576



BEGINNING Defined for Kids

beginning

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noun be·gin·ning \bi-ˈgi-niŋ\

Definition of beginning for Students

  1. 1 :  the point at which something begins <the beginning of the year>

  2. 2 :  the first part <the beginning of the song>





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