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: 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