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Definition of Start


  1. To leap; to jump.
  2. To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act.
  3. To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start business.
  4. To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure.
  5. To cause to move suddenly; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly; as, the hounds started a fox.
  6. To bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent.
  7. To cause to move or act; to set going, running, or flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a business.
  8. To move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm started the bolts in the vessel.
  9. To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask.
  10. The act of starting; a sudden spring, leap, or motion, caused by surprise, fear, pain, or the like; any sudden motion, or beginning of motion.
  11. A convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort.
  12. A sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy.
  13. The beginning, as of a journey or a course of action; first motion from a place; act of setting out; the outset; -- opposed to finish.
  14. A tail, or anything projecting like a tail.
  15. The handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle.
  16. The curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel bucket.
  17. The arm, or level, of a gin, drawn around by a horse.

Start Quotations

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
Willie Nelson

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. - Arthur Ashe
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe

Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, 'It's going to be a good day!'.
Lindsay Lohan

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
Mother Teresa

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
Bob Feller
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Start Translations

start in Afrikaans is begin, instel, aanskakel
start in Danish is begynde, begyndelse
start in Dutch is aanzetten tot, activeren, aanzetten
start in German is Start {m}, Beginn {m}
start in Italian is esordire, decollare, principio, comincio, inizio
start in Latin is initium, incoho, origo, satus, orsa
start in Norwegian is begynne
start in Spanish is ponerse, arrancar, principiar, decolar, comienzo
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