Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of starting something
  2. (noun, cognition) the first part or section of something
  3. (noun, event) the event consisting of the start of something
  4. (noun, location) the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    communism's Russian root
  5. (noun, time) the time at which something is supposed to begin
    she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her
  6. (adj, all) serving to begin
    the first verse

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Beginning

end, ending, middle

Origin of the word Beginning

  1. late 12c., "time when something begins," from begin. Meaning "act of starting something" is from early 13c. The O.E. word was fruma. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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