head start

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of head start

1 :an advantage granted or achieved at the beginning of a race, a chase, or a competition
  • a 10-minute head start
2 :a favorable or promising beginning

Examples of head start in a Sentence

  1. They gave me a five-minute head start.

  2. She took some extra classes to get a head start in her career.

  3. His natural athletic talent gave him a head start on his peers.

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First Known Use of head start

1859


HEAD START Defined for Kids

head start

noun

Definition of head start for Students

:an advantage given at the beginning (as to a school child or a runner)


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