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beginning

Line breaks: be¦gin|ning
Pronunciation: /bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ
 
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Definition of beginning in English:

noun

1The point in time or space at which something begins: he left at the beginning of February they had reached the beginning of the wood
More example sentences
  • Mike and Zach walked past the lake and reached the beginning of the woods.
  • For working teachers, like myself, Labor Day also brings the beginning of the school year.
  • For some, this month brings the beginning of festivities celebrating the end of the school year.
Synonyms
day one
informal kick-off
formal commencement
opening, start, first part, preface, introduction, foreword, preamble, opening statement, opening remarks, prelude, prologue
formal commencement
1.1The first part or earliest stage of something: the ending of one relationship and the beginning of another she had the beginnings of a headache
More example sentences
  • These early beginnings set the stage for more recent innovations in the field.
  • He has been involved since the beginning of the organising stages of the exhibition.
  • The entire cast assembles on stage in the beginning before splitting into smaller groups for the subsequent variations.
1.2 (beginnings) The background or origins of a person or organization: he had risen from humble beginnings to great wealth
More example sentences
  • From its small beginnings, the organisation has become an important voice on a wide range of issues in education and child welfare.
  • After years of steadily building its organization from tiny beginnings in San Francisco, the group has become a key player in critical legal challenges.
  • The England captain, Henry Brett, is Britain's best player and one of the few to play to a high level, despite humble financial beginnings - his parents sold a sofa to buy him his first polo pony.
Synonyms
genesis, creation, infancy;
roots, seeds, early stages;

Phrases

the beginning of the end

1
The first sign of the failure or end of something.
Example sentences
  • In that sigh, there may even be a sign that ultimately they realize that this is the beginning of the end.
  • We are at the beginning of the end of blindness with this type of technology.
  • When the dome blew down, it was described as the beginning of the end.

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