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.
That which is begun; a rudiment or element.
That which begins or originates something; the first cause.
The initial portion of some extended thing.
“The author describes the main character’s youth at the beginning of the story.”
“That house is at the beginning of the street.”
present participle of begin
“He is beginning to read a new book.”
Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing.
“in the beginning paragraph of the chapter”
“in the beginning section of the course”
The act of something that starts.
“constant startings and stoppings”
the point in time or space at which something begins
“they had reached the beginning of the wood”
“he left at the beginning of February”
the first part or earliest stage of something
“she had the beginnings of a headache”
“the ending of one relationship and the beginning of another”
the background or origins of a person or organization
“he had risen from humble beginnings to great wealth”