To kill as punishment for capital crimes.
“There are certain states where it is lawful to execute prisoners convicted of certain crimes.”
To carry out; to put into effect.
“Your orders have been executed, sir!”
“I’ll execute your orders as soon as this meeting is adjourned.”
“to execute a difficult piece of music brilliantly”
“to execute a turn in ballet”
To cause to become legally valid
“to execute a contract”
To start, launch or run
“to execute a program”
To run, usually successfully.
“The program executed, but data problems were discovered.”
The beginning of an activity.
“The movie was entertaining from start to finish.”
A sudden involuntary movement.
“He woke with a start.”
The beginning point of a race, a board game, etc.
“Captured pieces are returned to the start of the board.”
An appearance in a sports game from the beginning of the match.
“Jones has been a substitute before, but made his first start for the team last Sunday.”
A young plant germinated in a pot to be transplanted later.
An initial advantage over somebody else; a head start.
“to get, or have, the start”
To begin, commence, initiate.
To set in motion.
“to start a stream of water;”
“to start a rumour;”
“to start a business”
To initiate operation of a vehicle or machine.
“to start the engine”
To put or raise (a question, an objection); to put forward (a subject for discussion).
To begin an activity.
“The rain started at 9:00.”
To have its origin (at), begin.
“The speed limit is 50 km/h, starting at the edge of town.”
“The blue line starts one foot away from the wall.”
To startle or be startled; to move or be moved suddenly.
To bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent.
To jerk suddenly in surprise.
To awaken suddenly.
To disturb and cause to move suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly.
“The hounds started a fox.”
To break away, to come loose.
To put into play.
To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from.
“to start a water cask”
To start one’s periods (menstruation).
“Have you started yet?”
begin or be reckoned from a particular point in time or space; come into being
“we ate before the film started”
“the season starts in September”
“below Roaring Springs the real desert starts”
embark on a continuing action or a new venture
“I’m starting on a new book”
“we plan to start building in the autumn”
“I started to chat to him”
use a particular point, action, or circumstance as an opening for a course of action
“the teacher can start by capitalizing on children’s curiosity”
“I shall start with the case you mention first”
begin to move or travel
“we started out into the snow”
“he started for the door”
begin to engage in (an occupation), live through (a period), or attend (an educational establishment)
“they started their married life”
“she will start school today”
“he started work at a travel agent”
begin one’s working life
“he started as a mess orderly”
“he started off as doctor in the house”
cost at least a specified amount
“fees start at £300”
cause to happen or begin
“those women started all the trouble”
“I’m starting a campaign to get the law changed”
“two men started the blaze”
cause (a machine) to begin to work
“he starts up his van”
“we had trouble starting the car”
(of a machine) begin operating or being used
“the noise of a lorry starting up”
“there was a moment of silence before the organ started”
cause or enable to begin doing something
“his father started him off in business”
“what he said started me thinking”
give a signal to (competitors) to start in a race.
jerk or give a small jump from surprise or alarm
“‘Oh my!’ she said, starting”
move or appear suddenly
“she had seen Meg start suddenly from a thicket”
(of eyes) bulge so as to appear to burst out of their sockets
“his eyes started out of his head like a hare’s”
be displaced or displace by pressure or shrinkage
“the mortar in the joints had started”
rouse (game) from its lair.
the point in time or space at which something has its origin; the beginning
“the event was a shambles from start to finish”
“he takes over as chief executive at the start of next year”
“his bicycle was found close to the start of a forest trail”
the point or moment at which a race begins
“make sure you are not over the line at the start”
an act of beginning to do or deal with something
“an early start enabled us to avoid the traffic”
“I can make a start on cleaning up”
used to indicate that a useful initial contribution has been made but that more remains to be done
“if he would tell her who had put him up to it, it would be a start”
a person’s position or circumstances at the beginning of their life
“she’s anxious to give her baby the best start in life”
an advantage consisting in having set out in a race or on a journey earlier than one’s rivals
“he had a ninety-minute start on them”
a sudden movement of surprise or alarm
“she awoke with a start”
“the woman gave a nervous start”
a surprising occurrence
“you hear of some rum starts there”