Definition of Beginning. Meaning of Beginning. Synonyms of Beginning
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Definition of Beginning
BeginningBegin Be*gin", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Began, Begun; p. pr. &
vb. n. Beginning.] [AS. beginnan (akin to OS. biginnan, D.
& G. beginnen, OHG. biginnan, Goth., du-ginnan, Sw. begynna,
Dan. begynde); pref. be- + an assumed ginnan. [root]31. See
Gin to begin.]
1. To have or commence an independent or first existence; to
take rise; to commence.
Vast chain of being! which from God began. --Pope.
2. To do the first act or the first part of an action; to
enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or
state of being, or course of action; to take the first
step; to start. ``Tears began to flow.' --Dryden.
When I begin, I will also make an end. --1 Sam. iii.
Beginning Be*gin"ning, n.
1. The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement
of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being
or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a
succession of acts or states.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the
earth. --Gen. i. 1.
2. That which begins or originates something; the first
cause; origin; source.
I am . . . the beginning and the ending. --Rev. i.
3. That which is begun; a rudiment or element.
Mighty things from small beginnings grow. --Dryden.
4. Enterprise. ``To hinder our beginnings.' --Shak.
Syn: Inception; prelude; opening; threshold; origin; outset;
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