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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a nightmare begins
▪ The nightmare began when her mother fell ill.
a riot begins/breaks out/erupts
▪ Riots broke out last month following the verdict.
an era begins
▪ A new era began for Northern Ireland with the signing of the peace agreement.
auspicious start/beginning
▪ Saccani’s excellent recording is an auspicious start to what promises to be a distinguished musical career.
begin a consultation
▪ French and German officials began consultations with officials from the other four nations.
begin a strike
▪ Dock workers began a 24-hour strike last night.
begins in earnest
▪ On Monday your training begins in earnest!
begin/start a journey
▪ He began the journey home across London.
begin/start construction
▪ Developers are planning to begin construction on a new housing project.
begin/start out on/start a career
▪ Jacobson started his banking career in 1990.
begin/start proceedings (also institute proceedings formal)
▪ They threatened to begin legal proceedings against him.
begin/start to laugh
▪ He suddenly began to laugh.
begun to surface
▪ Rumors about the killings have begun to surface in the press.
from beginning to end
▪ Michael Jordon led the race from beginning to end.
signal the start/beginning/end of sth
▪ the lengthening days that signal the end of winter
start/begin a relationship
▪ She is in no hurry to start another relationship.
start/begin to cry
▪ She suddenly started to cry.
talks begin
▪ Talks began in October and Venezuela said it expects an agreement to be signed soon.
the beginning of the century
▪ Coco Chanel was born in France at the beginning of the century.
the beginning of...epoch
the beginning of a new epoch
the beginning/end of an era
▪ The closure of the last coal mine marked the end of an era in Wales.
the beginning/end of the recession
▪ The Chancellor is confident that we shall see the end of the recession in the next few months.
the beginning/end/middle of the month
▪ You’ll receive your wages at the end of the month.
the beginning/start of a chapter
▪ His character is introduced at the beginning of the first chapter.
the beginning/start of term
▪ The beginning of term was only two days away.
the beginning/start of the year
▪ They moved here at the beginning of last year.
the very beginning
▪ It is clear from the very beginning of the play that he is a weak and unpopular ruler.
work starts/begins
▪ Work had already started on the bridge when the error was spotted.
▪ When Charles's troops had re-formed, battle began again.
▪ The next night, the same fight began again.
▪ The race begins again in the chilly, wet, industrialised north.
▪ Racial violence began again when law enforcement officers brutalized peaceful civil rights protestors.
▪ I shouted again to encourage him and the footsteps began again, this time crunching in my direction.
▪ After four carefree years, one enters the Company, where the daily round of obedient toil begins again.
▪ Next morning, the snowstorm stopped, and the journey began again.
▪ It was begun again in 1939 and opened in July 1943.
▪ Voice over Monitoring of the service has already begun, and results for the first four months will be published in May.
▪ Work has already begun on felling alien species on the 750-hectare Glenmore reserve.
▪ The 46-year-old has already begun his job.
▪ Experts have reported that rock falls have already begun, and that the ceiling of the chamber may collapse within two years.
▪ Pat Hayes, a 10-year plant veteran at the age of 30, has already begun to hedge her bets.
▪ Early in 1202 secret negotiations had already begun between Otto and Innocent.
▪ She had already begun to gyrate and deepen, before expanding like some mammoth top.
▪ He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant to Jim Harrick at Pepperdine in 1982.
▪ She began her journalism career with the Dayton Journal Herald as a copy girl.
▪ Nevertheless, several of the experimental novelists mentioned above actually began their careers in the 1930s.
▪ When and if he actually begins a major league career, Irabu had better be good.
▪ Lawrence was thirty-six years old, the same age at which his father had begun his own theatrical career.
▪ He had begun this career with exceptional promise, creating a splendid army.
be in at the beginning/start (of sth)
▪ But Effie Bawn was in at the start.
charity begins at home
▪ After all, charity begins at home.
▪ Despite the profit-making prospects in this it has been treated with utter contempt on the grounds that charity begins at home.
end/finish/begin etc (sth) on a high note
start/begin anew
▪ Los Angeles was regarded as the place to begin life anew.
▪ And then silence again and the whole sequence begins anew.
▪ If nothing else, the legal clock on the case will likely start anew when it returns to the trial court.
▪ She was fresher now, more confident; confident enough to scrap the entire chapter and begin anew.
▪ The reaction would start anew, but this time with no way to remove its heat.
▪ The sun floods in, young plants shoot upwards and the struggle starts anew as the winners block light from their inferiors.
▪ We should at least be able to start anew with some element of hope.
▪ When this landmass begins to warm up that section of the mantle, the cycle begins anew.
the beginning of the end
▪ Mandela's release was the beginning of the end of apartheid.
▪ Can this be the beginning of the end for vastly over priced computer training courses?
▪ His death was the beginning of the end, the ultimate cause, as Rex sees it, of his own injuries.
▪ In retrospect it is clear to me that my arrival at Salomon marked the beginning of the end of that hallowed institution.
▪ It was the beginning of the end.
▪ One seat: Was it the beginning of the end?
▪ That, according to a 150-page draft report, was the beginning of the end.
▪ The failure of those protests was the beginning of the end of a postwar dream of social transformation through political means.
▪ Would this be the beginning of the end of the regime?
▪ "What do you mean?" she said, beginning to laugh.
▪ Casting for the play will begin next week.
▪ More and more people are beginning to do their shopping on-line.
▪ Once the children were quiet, the teacher began.
▪ The audience suddenly began shouting and cheering.
▪ They began their holiday in Italy, and then went on to Greece.
▪ And when he begins that breathing, he automatically feels calm and in control.
▪ As the meat begins to firm from cooking, it will be less likely to stick to the grill.
▪ I held the stare until my eyes began to water.
▪ Peter came in and began to chat me up.
▪ Several new businesses began operating during the year and are already trading profitably.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Begin \Be*gin"\, v. t.

  1. To enter on; to commence.

    Ye nymphs of Solyma ! begin the song.

  2. To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of.

    The apostle begins our knowledge in the creatures, which leads us to the knowledge of God.

    Syn: To commence; originate; set about; start.


Begin \Be*gin"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Began, Begun; p. pr. & vb. n. Beginning.] [AS. beginnan (akin to OS. biginnan, D. & G. beginnen, OHG. biginnan, Goth., du-ginnan, Sw. begynna, Dan. begynde); pref. be- + an assumed ginnan. [root]3

  1. See Gin to begin.] 1. To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence.

    Vast chain of being! which from God began.

  2. To do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start. ``Tears began to flow.''

    When I begin, I will also make an end.
    --1 Sam. iii. 12.


Begin \Be*gin"\, n. Beginning. [Poetic & Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English beginnan "to begin, attempt, undertake," a rare word beside the more usual form onginnan (class III strong verb; past tense ongann, past participle ongunnen); from bi- (see be-) + West Germanic *ginnan, of obscure meaning and found only in compounds, perhaps "to open, open up" (compare Old High German in-ginnan "to cut open, open up," also "begin, undertake"), with sense evolution from "open" to "begin." Cognates elsewhere in Germanic include Old Frisian biginna "to begin," Middle Dutch beghinnen, Old High German beginnan, German beginnen, Old Frisian bijenna "to begin," Gothic duginnan.


n. (context nonstandard English) beginning; start. vb. (context ambitransitive English) To start, to initiate or take the first step into something.

  1. v. 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" [syn: get down, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence] [ant: end]

  2. have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000" [syn: start] [ant: end]

  3. 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" [syn: lead off, start, commence] [ant: end]

  4. begin to speak or say; "Now listen, friends," he began

  5. be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series; "The number 'one' begins the sequence"; "A terrible murder begins the novel"; "The convocation ceremoney officially begins the semester"

  6. have a beginning, of a temporal event; "WWII began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month"

  7. have a beginning characterized in some specified way; "The novel begins with a murder"; "My property begins with the three maple trees"; "Her day begins with a work-out"; "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony" [syn: start]

  8. begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object; "begin a cigar"; "She started the soup while it was still hot"; "We started physics in 10th grade" [syn: start]

  9. achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative; "This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation"; "You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war"

  10. begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; "She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade"

  11. [also: begun, beginning, began]


Begin or Bégin may refer to:

Begin (band)

is a Japanese pop rock group from Ishigaki Island in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Their sound contains many elements of traditional Okinawan music, and prominently features the sanshin.

Begin (Riyu Kosaka album)

Begin is the first Japanese album by J-Pop group BeForU member Riyu Kosaka, released June 11, 2004. Many of these tracks are covers of popular bemani songs.

The title track of Riyu's debut single, True... is not included on this album. It was included on BeForU's debut album instead. Another version of the B-side track of that single, Dive to the Night, is included however.

Begin (David Archuleta album)

Begin (stylized as BEGIN.) is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter David Archuleta. The album is composed of nine cover songs and an exclusive original track sung by Archuleta himself.

Begin (Lion Babe album)

Begin is the debut album by duo Lion Babe. It was released on 5 February 2016 via Interscope Records and Polydor Records.

Begin (The Millennium album)

Begin is the only album ever released by the collective known as the Millennium during its lifetime (though there have been several compilations since the group's demise).

Begin has gained notoriety throughout the years as being the most expensive album that Columbia Records had released by that time, though critics generally agree that the money was well spent. It is now generally considered to be a classic of sunshine pop.

Begin has been reissued numerous times throughout the years, despite the extremely poor sales of the original release, and has been reissued in three different configurations on CD. The 1990 reissue featured truncated cover art, but included brief interviews with several band members in the liner notes and both sides of a rare promotional single, "Just About The Same" b/w "Blight". A later reissue featured the single versions of several tracks from the album. In 2001 the album reissued as the third CD in the three-disc set Magic Time, released by Sundazed Records in 2001. It features all of the bonus tracks from the two previous versions, but "Just About The Same" and "Blight" are presented in mono, whereas they were presented in their original stereo mixes on the 1990 release. In 2012, a Japan-exclusive box set was released with 8 discs, including Begin, using the latest DSD remastering. This release was overseen by an original Millennium member and is a limited edition.

To date the Music on Vinyl and Sundazed labels have also reissued the album again on vinyl.

The track listing below is for the original album.

Begin (video game)

Begin, A Tactical Starship Simulation is a computer game which was released in 1984 and consists of combat between spaceships. It is a tactical starship simulator where the player commands a fleet of ships against an alien force. In the early 1990s, it was followed by Begin 2. Begin 3 for Windows was released in March 2009. In 1996, Michael Feir stated that Begin 2 is "the best and most detailed simulator accessible to the blind."

The game is set in the Star Trek universe. Players can play as the Federation, Klingon, Romulans or Orion Pirates. Various weapons and functions are included, such as phasers, photon torpedeos and tractor beams. According to PC-SIG, the "computer strategy is quite effective."

Begin (surname)

Begin or Bégin is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Benny Begin (born 1943), Israeli politician
  • Floyd Lawrence Begin (1902–1977), American Roman Catholic bishop
  • Johanne Bégin (born 1971), Canadian water polo player
  • Joseph-Damase Bégin (1900–1977), Canadian politician
  • Louis-Nazaire Bégin (1840–1925), Canadian Roman Catholic Church prelate
  • Menachem Begin (1913–1992), Israeli prime minister
  • Monique Bégin (born 1936), Canadian politician
  • Paul Bégin (born 1943), Canadian politician
  • René Bégin (1912–1980), Canadian politician
  • Romeo Bégin (born 1895), Canadian politician
  • Steve Bégin (born 1978), Canadian ice hockey player

Usage examples of "begin".

Then the witch with her abhominable science, began to conjure and to make her Ceremonies, to turne the heart of the Baker to his wife, but all was in vaine, wherefore considering on the one side that she could not bring her purpose to passe, and on the other side the losse of her gaine, she ran hastily to the Baker, threatning to send an evill spirit to kill him, by meane of her conjurations.

But now hold up thine heart, and keep close for these two days that we shall yet abide in Tower Dale: and trust me this very evening I shall begin to set tidings going that shall work and grow, and shall one day rejoice thine heart.

This was nothing unusual, however, so Mary simply broke through the ice and began her morning ablutions, gratefully noticing that gentle movement reduced the soreness in her wrists.

The abomination of it all, the vengeance of destiny which exacted this sacrilege, filled her with such a feeling of revolt that at the moment when vertigo was about to seize her and the flooring began to flee from beneath her feet, she was lashed by it and kept erect.

I mind was inside the bar of San Lucar, and he and I were boys about a ten year old, aboord of a Dartmouth ship, and went for wine, and there come in over the bar he that was the beginning of it all.

Munday the 25 being Christmas day, we began to drinke water aboord, but at night, the Master caused vs to have some Beere, and so on board we had diverse times now and then some Beere, but on shore none at all.

I began to wonder what it was like for Aboriginal people with really dark skin and broad features, how did Australians react to them?

Just where the bitumen ended and the grass began sat a small Aboriginal boy, I recognised him as belonging to a house around the corner from us!

Manning a month, when Mum began to complain about all the Aborigines living in the swamp.

On the 17th of April the Essex came in sight of Chatham Island, one of the largest, and remained cruising in the neighborhood of the group till the beginning of June, when want of water compelled her to go to Tumbez, a port on the continent just abreast of the Galapagos.

Panting, Abrim tried to brace himself against the smooth tunnel wall, but the low-friction coating defeated him and he began to slide slowly backward.

If, however, meat had been placed on the glands of these same tentacles before they had begun to secrete copiously and to absorb, they undoubtedly would have affected the exterior rows.

When the tentacles do not begin moving for a much longer time, namely, from half an hour to three or four hours, the particles have been slowly brought into contact with the glands, either by the secretion being absorbed by the particles or by its gradual spreading over them, together with its consequent quicker evaporation.

Or can we, by examining his case with intelligence and with charity, and then by acting with charity too, begin to help all abused children, including his own, to free themselves from the burden of their childhood?

This exclusive club of cocaine abusers gradually began to recruit new members and, by 1959, 30 heroin addicts in theUKhad tried cocaine.