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start

noun

1 start

The beginning of anything.

Roget 508: inexpectation, non-expectation; false expectation etc. (disappointment) 509; miscalculation etc. 481.    surprise, sudden burst, thunderclap, blow, shock, ... show more



2 start

The time at which something is supposed to begin:
— They got an early start.

synonyms: beginning, commencement, first, get-go, kickoff, offset, outset, showtime, starting time.

Roget 293: departure, decession, decampment; embarkation; outset, start; removal; exit etc. (egress) 295; exodus, hejira, flight.    ... show more

Roget 66: beginning, commencement, opening, outset, incipience, inception, inchoation; introduction etc. (precursor) 64; alpha, initial; inauguration, ... show more

Dutch: aanvang, begin, beginperiode, intrede, inval, opmaat, show Time
Polish: początek

3 start

A turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning):
— He got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital.
— His starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen.

synonym: starting.

Polish: start

4 start

A sudden involuntary movement:
— He awoke with a start.

synonyms: jump, startle.

Roget 146: revolution, bouleversement, subversion, break up; destruction etc. 162; sudden change, radical change, sweeping organic change; change of state, phase change; quantum leap, quantum jump; ... show more

Dutch: aanvang, begin, opschrikken, saltatie, schrikken, sprong, start, startlijn

5 start

The act of starting something.

synonyms: beginning, commencement.

Dutch: aanvang
Polish: danie początku, zainicjowanie, zapoczątkowanie

6 start

A line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game.

synonyms: scratch, scratch line, starting line.

Polish: start

7 start

A signal to begin (as in a race):
— The starting signal was a green light.
— The runners awaited the start.

synonym: starting signal.

8 start

The advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race):
— With an hour's start he will be hard to catch.

synonym: head start.

Dutch: voorsprong

verb

1 start

Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action:
— Who will start?.

synonyms: begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start out.

Roget 66: begin, start, commence; conceive, open, dawn, set in, take its rise, enter upon, enter; set out etc. (depart) ... show more

Dutch: aangaan, aanvangen, aanzetten, beginnen, inzetten, starten

2 start

Set in motion, cause to start:
— The U.S. started a war in the Middle East.

synonyms: begin, commence, lead off.

Roget 763: offer, proffer, present, tender; bid; propose, move; make a motion, make advances; start; invite, hold out, place in one's way, put forward.    ... show more

Roget 514: suppose, conjecture, surmise, suspect, guess, divine; theorize; presume, presurmise, presuppose; assume, fancy, wis, take it; ... show more

Roget 309: leap; jump up, jump over the moon; hop, spring, bound, vault, ramp, cut capers, trip, skip, dance, caper; ... show more

Roget 284: propel, project, throw, fling, cast, pitch, chuck, toss, jerk, heave, shy, hurl; flirt, fillip.    ... show more

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

Roget 151: happen, occur; take place, take effect; come, become of; come off, comeabout, come round, come into existence, come forth, come to pass, come on; pass, ... show more

Dutch: aanvangen, aanvatten, beginnen, entameren, instellen, inzetten, openen, opstarten, opvatten, starten

3 start

Leave.

synonyms: depart, part, set forth, set off, set out, start out, take off.

Roget 293: depart; go away; take one's departure, set out; set off, march off, put off, start off, be off, move off, get off, whip off, pack off, go off, ... show more

Dutch: uitzetten, gaan, uiteenzetten, verlaten

4 start

Have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense:
— Prices for these homes start at $250,000.

synonym: begin.

Dutch: beginnen, een aanvang nemen, intreden, inzetten

5 start

Bring into being:
— Start a foundation.

synonyms: initiate, originate.

6 start

Get off the ground:
— Who started this company?.
— I start my day with a good breakfast.
— The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack.

synonyms: commence, embark on, start up.

7 start

Move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm:
— She startled when I walked into the room.

synonyms: jump, startle.

Roget 870: wonder, marvel, admire; be surprised etc. adj.; start; stare; open one's eyes, rub one's eyes, turn up one's eyes; gloar; gape, open one's mouth, ... show more

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Roget 508: not expect etc. 507; be taken by surprise; start; miscalculate etc. 481; not bargain for; come upon, fall upon.    be unexpected etc. adj.; ... show more

Dutch: laten schrikken, opschrikken, schrikken, starten, beginnen

8 start

Get going or set in motion:
— We simply could not start the engine.
— Start up the computer.

synonym: start up.

9 start

Begin or set in motion:
— I start at eight in the morning.

synonyms: get going, go.

10 start

Begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job:
— Start a new job.

synonym: take up.

11 start

Play in the starting lineup.

12 start

Have a beginning characterized in some specified way.

synonym: begin.

13 start

Begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object:
— She started the soup while it was still hot.
— We started physics in 10th grade.

synonym: begin.

14 start

Bulge outward.

synonyms: bug out, bulge, bulge out, come out, pop, pop out, protrude.

Dutch: uitsteken


adjective

Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: A, activate, advance, advantage, aid, allowance, alpha, arise, assistance, attack, avoid, backing, base, basis, be off, be startled, beat, beget, begin, beginning ... show more.

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