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Noun: starting  staa(r)-ting
  1. A turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)
    "his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen";
    - start
Adjective: starting  staa(r)-ting
  1. (especially of eyes) bulging or protruding as with fear
    "with eyes starting from their sockets"
     
  2. Appropriate to the beginning or start of an event
    "the starting point"; "hands in the starting position"
Verb: start  staa(r)t
  1. Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    "Who will start?";
    - get down, begin, get, start out, set about, set out, commence
     
  2. Set in motion, cause to start
    "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East";
    - begin, lead off, commence
     
  3. Head for somewhere else
    "The family started for Florida";
    - depart, part, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off
     
  4. Have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
    "Prices for these homes start at $250,000";
    - begin
     
  5. Bring into being
    "Start a foundation";
    - originate, initiate, father
     
  6. Get off the ground
    "Who started this company?"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"; "Who started up this company?";
    - start up, embark on, commence
     
  7. Move suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
    - startle, jump
     
  8. Get going or set in motion
    "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer";
    - start up
     
  9. Begin or set in motion
    "I start at eight in the morning";
    - go, get going
     
  10. Begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
    "start a new job";
    - take up
     
  11. (sport) play in the starting lineup
     
  12. Have a beginning characterized in some specified way
    "The novel starts with a murder";
    - begin
     
  13. Begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
    "She started the soup while it was still hot"; "We started physics in 10th grade";
    - begin
     
  14. Bulge outward
    "His eyes started";
    - protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out

Derived forms: startings

See also: opening, protrusive

Type of: act, be, change form, change shape, create, deform, go away, go forth, leave, make, move, play, turn

Antonym: stop

Encyclopedia: Starting

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