Begin

Definition of Begin

Be`gin´
v. i.1.To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence.
[imp. & p. p. Began ( ), Begun ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Beginning ( ).]
Vast chain of being! which from God began.
- Pope.
2.To do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start.
When I begin, I will also make an end.
- 1 Sam. iii. 12.
v. t.1.To enter on; to commence.
Ye nymphs of Solyma ! begin the song.
- Pope.
2.To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of.
The apostle begins our knowledge in the creatures, which leads us to the knowledge of God.
- Locke.
n.1.Beginning.

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