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1. start

verb. ['ˈstɑːrt'] take the first step or steps in carrying out an action.

Synonyms

  • break in
  • jump off
  • get down
  • get to
  • set about
  • attack
  • get weaving
  • get moving
  • embark
  • come on
  • get going
  • recommence
  • plunge
  • bestir oneself
  • launch
  • fall
  • get
  • get rolling
  • get started
  • commence
  • begin
  • set out
  • enter
  • start out
  • auspicate
  • strike out

Antonyms

  • disembark
  • recede
  • go
  • regress

Etymology

  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sterten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • styrtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Start

  • mccartt
  • mccart
  • k-mart
  • kabart
  • impart
  • goulart
  • descartes
  • depart
  • bossart
  • smartt
  • smart
  • apart
  • ahart
  • tartt
  • tarte
  • schardt
  • parte
  • part
  • marte
  • mart
  • mahrt
  • heart
  • hartt
  • harte
  • hart
  • hardt
  • fart
  • dartt
  • dart
  • chart

Example sentences of the word start


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
When you start, use weights heavy enough for you to barely complete the last rep in a set.

2. Verb, base form
Do not start the car.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Place the edge of the spade on the ground at the start of the line.

Quotes containing the word start


1. Who are you to judge the life I live?I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers...make sure you hands are clean!
- Bob Marley

2. The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
- Oliver Goldsmith

3. The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
- Paracelsus

2. start

verb. ['ˈstɑːrt'] set in motion, cause to start.

Synonyms

  • begin
  • start up
  • recommence
  • set off
  • introduce
  • inaugurate
  • jumpstart
  • usher in
  • lead off
  • jump-start
  • embark on

Antonyms

  • disappear
  • abolish
  • roughen
  • inflate

Etymology

  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sterten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • styrtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. start

verb. ['ˈstɑːrt'] leave.

Synonyms

  • sally out
  • set forth
  • set out
  • sally forth
  • part
  • lift off
  • set off
  • blaze
  • blaze out
  • leave
  • roar off
  • start out
  • go away
  • go forth
  • take off

Antonyms

  • stay
  • lose
  • lend
  • refuse

Etymology

  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sterten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • styrtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. start

verb. ['ˈstɑːrt'] bring into being.

Synonyms

  • lead up
  • set
  • make
  • create
  • originate
  • date from
  • initiate
  • go back

Antonyms

  • expand
  • appreciate
  • lengthen
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sterten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • styrtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. start

verb. ['ˈstɑːrt'] have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense.

Synonyms

  • bud
  • dawn
  • kick in
  • break out
  • originate
  • erupt
  • set in

Antonyms

  • undock
  • pop out
  • exit
  • unplug

Etymology

  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sterten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • styrtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. start

noun. ['ˈstɑːrt'] the beginning of anything.

Synonyms

  • oncoming
  • dawn
  • morning
  • thelarche
  • flying start
  • running start
  • opener
  • kickoff
  • curtain raising
  • opening night
  • send-off
  • alpha
  • opening
  • onset
  • beginning
  • menarche
  • racing start
  • start-off

Antonyms

  • overgarment
  • trade edition
  • raise
  • ascend

Etymology

  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sterten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • styrtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. start

verb. ['ˈstɑːrt'] get off the ground.

Synonyms

  • begin
  • start up
  • kick off
  • open
  • inaugurate
  • lead off
  • embark on

Antonyms

  • end
  • crescendo
  • stay in place
  • float

Etymology

  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sterten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • styrtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. start

verb. ['ˈstɑːrt'] get going or set in motion.

Synonyms

  • start up
  • jump
  • crank up
  • kick-start
  • jumpstart
  • jump-start
  • go
  • restart
  • crank
  • hot-wire
  • get going

Antonyms

  • gain
  • be born
  • ascent
  • vernal equinox

Etymology

  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sterten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • styrtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. start

verb. ['ˈstɑːrt'] move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm.

Synonyms

  • rear back
  • jump
  • boggle
  • shy
  • move
  • jackrabbit

Antonyms

  • take office
  • succeed
  • strengthening
  • die

Etymology

  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sterten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • styrtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. start

noun. ['ˈstɑːrt'] the time at which something is supposed to begin.

Synonyms

  • point
  • incipience
  • beginning
  • birth
  • commencement
  • outset
  • starting time
  • showtime
  • kickoff
  • offset
  • first
  • terminus a quo
  • point in time
  • starting point
  • threshold
  • get-go

Antonyms

  • end
  • death
  • avoid
  • get off

Etymology

  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sterten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • styrtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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