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StartStart Start, v. i. [imp. & p. p. started; p. pr. & vb. n.
starting.] [OE. sterten; akin to D. storten 8hurl, rush,
fall, G. st["u]rzen, OHG. sturzen to turn over, to fall, Sw.
st["o]ra to cast down, to fall, Dan. styrte, and probably
also to E. start a tail; the original sense being, perhaps,
to show the tail, to tumble over suddenly. [root]166. Cf.
Start a tail.]
1. To leap; to jump. [Obs.]
2. To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise,
pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a
And maketh him out of his sleep to start. --Chaucer.
I start as from some dreadful dream. --Dryden.
Keep your soul to the work when ready to start
aside. --I. Watts.
But if he start, It is the flesh of a corrupted
3. To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to
begin; as, to start business.
At once they start, advancing in a line. --Dryden.
At intervals some bird from out the brakes Starts
into voice a moment, then is still. --Byron.
4. To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a
seam may start under strain or pressure.
To start after, to set out after; to follow; to pursue.
To start against, to act as a rival candidate against.
To start for, to be a candidate for, as an office.
To start up, to rise suddenly, as from a seat or couch; to
come suddenly into notice or importance.
Start Start, v. t.
1. To cause to move suddenly; to disturb suddenly; to
startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly; as,
the hounds started a fox.
Upon malicious bravery dost thou come To start my
Brutus will start a spirit as soon as C[ae]sar.
2. To bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent.
Sensual men agree in the pursuit of every pleasure
they can start. --Sir W.
3. To cause to move or act; to set going, running, or
flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to
start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a
I was engaged in conversation upon a subject which
the people love to start in discourse. --Addison.
4. To move suddenly from its place or position; to displace
or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm
started the bolts in the vessel.
One, by a fall in wrestling, started the end of the
clavicle from the sternum. --Wiseman.
5. [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.]
(Naut.) To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing
from; as, to start a water cask.
StartStart Start, n. [OE. stert a tail, AS. steort; akin to LG.
stert, steert, D. staart, G. sterz, Icel. stertr, Dan.
stiert, Sw. stjert. [root]166. Cf. Stark naked, under
Stark, Start, v. i.]
1. A tail, or anything projecting like a tail.
2. The handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle.
3. The curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel
4. (Mining) The arm, or level, of a gin, drawn around by a
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