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started, past tense; started, past participle; starting, present participle; starts, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Come into being; begin or be reckoned from a particular point in time or space
    • - the season starts in September
    • - we ate before the show started
    • - below Roaring Springs the real desert starts
  2. Embark on a continuing action or a new venture
    • - I started to chat to him
    • - we plan to start building in the fall
  3. Use a particular point, action, or circumstance as an opening for a course of action
    • - the teacher can start by capitalizing on children's curiosity
    • - I shall start with the case you mention first
  4. Begin to move or travel
    • - we started out into the snow
    • - he started for the door
  5. Begin to attend (an educational establishment) or engage in (an occupation, esp. a profession)
    • - she will start school today
    • - he started work at a travel agency
  6. Begin one's working life
    • - he started as a typesetter
    • - she started off as a general practitioner
  7. Begin to live through (a period distinguished by a specified characteristic)
    • - they started their married life
  8. Cost at least a specified amount
    • - fees start at around $300
  9. Cause (an event or process) to happen
    • - two men started the blaze that caused the explosion
    • - those women started all the trouble
  10. Bring (a project or an institution) into being; cause to take effect or begin to work or operate
    • - I'm starting a campaign to get the law changed
  11. Cause (a machine) to begin to work
    • - we had trouble starting the car
    • - he starts up his van
  12. (of a machine or device) Begin operating or being used
    • - the noise of a tractor starting up
    • - there was a moment of silence before the organ started
  13. Cause or enable (someone or something) to begin doing or pursuing something
    • - his father started him off in business
    • - what he said started me thinking
  14. Give a signal to (competitors) to start in a race

  15. Give a small jump or make a sudden jerking movement from surprise or alarm
    • - “Oh my!” she said, starting
  16. Move or appear suddenly
    • - she had seen Meg start suddenly from a thicket
  17. (of eyes) Bulge so as to appear to burst out of their sockets
    • - his eyes started out of his head like a hare's
  18. Be displaced or displace by pressure or shrinkage
    • - the mortar in the joints had started
  19. Rouse (game) from its lair


  1. 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"
  2. (especially of eyes) bulging or protruding as with fear; "with eyes starting from their sockets"
  3. appropriate to the beginning or start of an event; "the starting point"; "hands in the starting position"
  4. (start) the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
  5. (start) get down: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"
  6. (start) begin: set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"
  7. (Startingly) A spasm is a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ, or a similarly sudden contraction of an orifice. It is sometimes accompanied by a sudden burst of pain, but is usually harmless and ceases after a few minutes. ...
  8. (Start!) "Start!" is the eleventh UK single release by punk rock band, The Jam and their second number-one, following "Going Underground"/"Dreams of Children". Upon its release on 15 August 1980, it debuted at number three, and two weeks later reached number one for one week. ...
  9. (Start (cereal)) Start is a breakfast cereal which has been produced by Kellogg's in the UK since the 1980s. Start has been promoted as a cereal designed for improving sports performance. ...
  10. (Start (command)) The command Start is used to start programs or batch files from in the Windows Command Prompt or a batch file.
  11. (START (MIT project)) START, is the world's first Web-based question answering system, has been on-line and continuously operating since December, 1993. It has been developed by Boris Katz and his associates of the InfoLab Group at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. ...
  12. (Start (newspaper)) Start was a short-lived daily tabloid published in Belgrade between late 2005 and early 2006.
  13. (Start) A button (of a joystick, joypad or similar device) that, when pressed, activates any of certain predefined functions, that are usually not directly related to the in-game story of a video game, such as pausing, seeing a menu, choosing an item of a menu and starting to play, depending on ...
  14. (START) Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
  15. (The Start) All skijumping hills have different starting positions that are located at the top of the jump. All modern ski jumps have "bar starts". The jumper will sit on one of these bars before he/she goes down the "inrun". ...
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  17. (Start) The beginning of a race; the dive used to begin a race.  Just before a swimmer’s heat, the Referee will blow a quick series of whistles to inform the swimmers to be behind their respective blocks.  He will then blow one long whistle to inform the swimmers to step up on their blocks. ...
  18. (Start) The number from which to start looping.
  19. (Start) A point or area one begins at when solving a Maze. Mazes can have more than one start point, but usually don't.
  20. (“Start”) The Start means the point at which the starter declares by whatever means determined by the Controlling Body the commencement of the race.
  21. (1) ('start') The leading substrting of the optional argument in a backtest command or blend command specifying the market date on which portfolio values are initialized and performance measurement beings for all cycles when reporting results in sumfile. ...
  22. (START (and STARTING-CALL )) When all the boats are aligned, the starter says "We have alignment." Sometimes they do the starting call in French. "Etes-vous pret? Partez!" In English, the call (most of the time) is "Are you ready? Row!" Sometimes there are subtle variations on that.
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  24. (START) Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (IGBP)
  25. (START) S.T.A.R.T. – Acronym for Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment. This is the initial triage system developed by Hoag Hospital and Newport Beach Fire Department, Newport Beach, CA, that has been adopted for use by the California Fire Chief’s Association.