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noun be·gin·ning \bi-ˈgi-niŋ, bē-\

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

: the first part of something

beginnings : an early stage or period

Full Definition of BEGINNING

1
:  the point at which something begins :  start
2
:  the first part
3
:  origin, source
4
:  a rudimentary stage or early period —usually used in plural

Examples of BEGINNING

  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

First Known Use of BEGINNING

12th century

2beginning

adjective

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

Full Definition of BEGINNING

1
:  just starting out <a beginning writer>
2
a :  being first or the first part <the beginning chapters>
b :  introductory <beginning chemistry>

Examples of BEGINNING

  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>

First Known Use of BEGINNING

1576

Rhymes with BEGINNING

BEGINNING Defined for Kids

beginning

noun be·gin·ning \bi-ˈgi-niŋ\

Definition of BEGINNING for Kids

1
:  the point at which something begins <the beginning of the year>
2
:  the first part <the beginning of the song>

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