English adjective: beginning
|1.||beginning serving to begin|
|Samples||The beginning canto of the poem.|
The first verse.
English noun: beginning
|1.||beginning (event) the event consisting of the start of something|
|Samples||The beginning of the war.|
|Broader (hypernym)||happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent|
|Narrower (hyponym)||casus belli, conception, creation, egress, emergence, emergence, generation, genesis, ground floor, growth, inception, issue, origin, origination, outgrowth, start|
|Antonyms||conclusion, ending, finish|
|2.||beginning (time) the time at which something is supposed to begin|
|Samples||They got an early start.|
She knew from the get-go that he was the man for her.
|Synonyms||commencement, first, get-go, kickoff, offset, outset, showtime, start, starting time|
|Broader (hypernym)||point, point in time|
|Narrower (hyponym)||birth, incipience, incipiency, starting point, terminus a quo, threshold|
|Antonyms||end, ending, middle|
|3.||beginning (cognition) the first part or section of something|
|Samples||`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story.|
|Broader (hypernym)||division, part, section|
|4.||beginning (location) the place where something begins, where it springs into being|
|Samples||The Italian beginning of the Renaissance.|
Jupiter was the origin of the radiation.
Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River.
Communism's Russian root.
|Synonyms||origin, root, rootage, source|
|Narrower (hyponym)||birthplace, cradle, derivation, fountainhead, head, headspring, headwater, home, jumping-off place, place of origin, point of departure, point source, provenance, provenience, spring, trail head, trailhead, wellhead, wellspring|
|5.||beginning (act) the act of starting something|
|Samples||He was responsible for the beginning of negotiations.|
|Broader (hypernym)||change of state|
|Narrower (hyponym)||activation, attack, constitution, creation, debut, entry, establishment, face-off, first appearance, first step, formation, foundation, founding, groundbreaking, groundbreaking ceremony, housing start, icebreaker, inauguration, initiation, initiative, innovation, installation, installing, installment, instalment, instauration, institution, introduction, introduction, jump ball, jumping-off point, kickoff, launching, opening, opening move, organisation, organization, origination, point of departure, recommencement, resumption, scrum, scrummage, springboard, startup, startup, tone-beginning, unveiling|