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beginning meaning and definition

BEGINNING noun

Definition of beginning (noun)

  1. the event consisting of the start of something
  2. the time at which something is supposed to begin
  3. the first part or section of something
    • "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
    • antonym: middle
  4. the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    • "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
    • synonyms: origin, root, rootage, source
  5. the act of starting something

BEGINNING adjective

Definition of beginning (adjective)

  1. serving to begin
    • "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"
    • synonyms: first
Source: Princeton University Wordnet