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begin meaning

EN[bɪˈɡɪn] [bəˈɡɪn] [-ɪn]
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  • Begin or Bégin may refer to:

    Definition of begin in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbeginsPREbe-
    1. (nonstandard) Beginning; start.
    2. VerbSGbeginsPRbeginningPTbeganPPbegun
      1. VT VI To start, to initiate or take the first step into something.
        1. I began playing the piano at the age of five.   Now that everyone is here, we should begin the presentation.   The program begins at 9 o'clock on the dot.   I rushed to get to class on time, but the lesson had already begun. ‎
      2. VI To commence existence.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Well, I'm beginning a campaign for Spike and Willow in 02. Wanna join for Spillow?
          • Afterward, when company profits had ventured a bit too far southward, the CFO began to get nervous.
          • 1985: Drums began to thump in a variety of rhythms. The flautists were not sure what to play. The shawm began to skirl. — Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Beginning there weak-handed is not the thing to do.
          • Beginning next year the museum will sweeten the pot for season pass members by offering them a 10% discount in the gift shop in addition to unlimited free admission.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • She started crying, and she poured out the whole story, right from the beginning.
          • The movie had me on the edge of my seat right from the beginning.
          • By finding this clover your streak of good luck has already begun.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Morphemes
          • Prefixes
            • Words by prefix
              • Words prefixed with be-
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Intransitive verbs
                • Transitive verbs
                  • Verbs by inflection type
                    • Irregular verbs
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                Meaning of begin for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "begin" is a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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