beginning definition, beginning meaning | English dictionary




1    a start; commencement  
2    often pl   a first or early part or stage  
3    the place where or time when something starts  
4    an origin; source  
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1    birth, commencement, inauguration, inception, initiation, onset, opening, opening move, origin, outset, overture, preface, prelude, rise, rudiments, source, start, starting point  
2    embryo, fount, fountainhead, germ, root, seed  
1    closing, completion, conclusion, end, ending, finish, termination  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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from the outset, from the beginning
A formal word that is put in the beginning of sentence that has a similar meaning to furthermore, therefore, and from now on
I like ice-cream; Hence, I have lots of ice-cream cups in my fridge
person born at the end of the 90s ; persons starting their teen life of the beginning of the years 2000
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
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