begun[bē gun′, bi-]
begun definition by Webster's New World
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intransitive verb, transitive verb
begun definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Past participle of begin.
Variant of begin
intransitive verb began, begun, beginning
- 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