1 the time or place at which anything begins.
2 a source or origin.
3 the first part.
Phrases and idioms:
the beginning of the end the first clear sign of a final result.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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beginning — beginning, genesis, rise, initiation are comparable when they mean the first part or stage of a process or development. Although beginning, often in the plural form beginnings, may mean the point at which a person or thing commences its existence … New Dictionary of Synonyms
Beginning — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda beginning Álbum de Akane Sugazaki Publicación 22 de octubre, 2003 Grabación 2003 … Wikipedia Español
Beginning — «Beginning» Сингл Kotipelto В … Википедия
Beginning — Be*gin ning, n. 1. The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states. [1913 Webster] In the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
beginning — [bi gin′iŋ] n. 1. a starting or commencing 2. the time or place of starting; birth; origin; source [English democracy had its beginning in the Magna Carta] 3. the first part [the beginning of a book] 4. [usually pl.] an early stage or example… … English World dictionary
beginning — [n1] start of an event or action alpha, basis, birth, blastoff*, commencement, creation, dawn, dawning, day one*, genesis, inauguration, inception, induction, infancy, initiation, installation, introduction, kickoff, onset, opener, opening,… … New thesaurus
beginning — I noun birth, causative, commencement, conception, creation, derivation, early derivation, elementary, embryo, emergence, foundation, fountain, fountainhead, genesis, inauguration, inception, incipience, infancy, initial, kick off, nascence,… … Law dictionary
beginning — late 12c., time when something begins, from BEGIN (Cf. begin). Meaning act of starting something is from early 13c. The O.E. word was fruma … Etymology dictionary
beginning */*/*/ — UK [bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ] / US noun Word forms beginning : singular beginning plural beginnings Get it right: beginning: Don t confuse these two phrases: ▪ at the beginning ▪ in the beginning At the beginning is used to refer to the start or first part of… … English dictionary
beginning — be|gin|ning W2S1 [bıˈgınıŋ] n [C usually singular] 1.) the start or first part of an event, story, period of time etc beginning of ▪ She s been here since the beginning of the year. ▪ There s a short poem at the beginning of every chapter. ▪ From … Dictionary of contemporary English
beginning — be|gin|ning1 [ bı gınıŋ ] noun *** 1. ) count usually singular the first part of something: START: I loved the beginning of the book but hated the rest. beginning of: There is no need to start at the beginning of each section. a ) the start of a… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English