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
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.
person born at the end of the 90s ; persons starting their teen life of the beginning of the years 2000


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