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Definition of "Start" :

noun: the act of starting something

noun: 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."

noun: a sudden involuntary movement

"He awoke with a start."

noun: the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race)

"With an hour's start he will be hard to catch."

noun: a signal to begin (as in a race)

"The starting signal was a green light."

noun: the beginning of anything

"It was off to a good start."

noun: a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

noun: the time at which something is supposed to begin

"They got an early start."

verb: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

"Who will start?."

verb: set in motion, cause to start

"The U.S. started a war in the Middle East."

verb: play in the starting lineup

verb: bring into being

"Start a foundation."

verb: get off the ground

"Who started this company?."

verb: get going or set in motion

"We simply could not start the engine."

verb: begin or set in motion

"I start at eight in the morning."

verb: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm

"She startled when I walked into the room."

verb: leave

verb: bulge outward

verb: begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job

"Start a new job."

verb: 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."

verb: have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense

"Prices for these homes start at $250,000."

verb: have a beginning characterized in some specified way