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beginning meaning

EN[bɪˈɡɪn.ɪŋ]
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    Definition of beginning in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbeginningsSUF-ing
    1. NU The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states.
      1. That which is begun; a rudiment or element.
        1. That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
          1. The initial portion of some extended thing.
            1. The author describes the main character's youth at the beginning of the story
            2. That house is at the beginning of the street
        2. Verb
          1. present participle of begin.
            1. The turmoil went on—no rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares made one's eyes ache, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.
        3. Adjective
          1. INF Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing.
            1. in the beginning paragraph of the chapter
            2. in the beginning section of the course
        4. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Three weeks into it, I am finally beginning to make inroads on this project.
            • Scarlet red is an aniline dye which has been used in the treatment of wounds and ulcers since the beginning of the past century.
            • At the end of a ride I appreciate this horse's stamina, but at the beginning of the ride I could do without his excessive spiritedness.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • 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.
            • Beginning there weak-handed is not the thing to do.
          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.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Verb forms
                    • Participles
                      • Present participles
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                Grammatically, this word "beginning" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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