- The definition of begin means to start or come into being.
- An example of begin is when you start working at 8:00 A.M.
- An example of begin is the invasion that started World War II in 1939.
- An example of begin is when legislation is passed that starts to deal with a problem.
For many people, the work day begins at 8:00 A.M.
begin definition by Webster's New World
- to start doing, acting, going, etc.; get under way
- to come into being; arise
- to have a first part or element: the Bible begins with Genesis
- to be or do in the slightest degree: used with an infinitive: they don't begin to compare
Origin: Middle English biginnen ; from Old English beginnan; akin to German beginnen, Gothic duginnan
- to cause to start; set about; commence
- to cause to come into being; originate
- to be the first part or element of
begin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb be·gan , be·gun , be·gin·ning, be·gins verb, intransitive
- To take the first step in performing an action; start.
- To come into being: when life began.
- To do or accomplish in the least degree: Those measures do not even begin to address the problem.
- To take the first step in doing; start: began work.
- To cause to come into being; originate.
- To come first in: The numeral 1 begins the sequence.
Origin: Middle English biginnen, from Old English beginnan.
, Menachem 1913-1992.
begin - Phrases/Idioms
to begin with