- begin to see the light,
- begin with,
- begin, menachem,
- beginner's luck,
- beginning of the end, the,
- beginning rhyme,
- beginning, in the,
Origin of beginning
verb (used without object), be·gan, be·gun, be·gin·ning.
verb (used with object), be·gan, be·gun, be·gin·ning.
Origin of begin
Examples from the Web for beginning
I just recently rewatched all six Star Wars movies the other day… Oh wow, from the beginning?Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The various members met for the first time when they traveled to Gambia at the beginning of December to carry out their plan.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And the authorities also worry that the December fires are just the beginning.
He experienced a rapid rise, only beginning to play cricket competitively at age 11.
At the beginning of the video and before the call to kill police, you can hear what sounds like, “arms up, shoot back!”
What caused the fear which, at the beginning of their interview, had been so apparent?No Clue|James Hay
It should have filled us with dismay, but instead it seemed the beginning of brighter things.Tell England|Ernest Raymond
I am the beginning and the middle and the end of existing things.
By not beginning your absence till about the middle of this month I think you may manage it very well.The Letters of Jane Austen|Jane Austen
And I'm well pleased on my own account, for my father and mother are beginning to yield.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
verb -gins, -ginning, -gan or -gun
Word Origin for begin
late 12c., "time when something begins," from begin. Meaning "act of starting something" is from early 13c. The Old English word was fruma.
Old English beginnan "to begin, attempt, undertake," a rare word beside the more usual form onginnan (class III strong verb; past tense ongann, past participle ongunnen); from bi- (see be-) + West Germanbic *ginnan, of obscure meaning and found only in compounds, perhaps "to open, open up" (cf. Old High German in-ginnan "to cut open, open up," also "begin, undertake"), with sense evolution from "open" to "begin." Cognates elsewhere in Germanic include Old Frisian biginna "to begin," Middle Dutch beghinnen, Old High German beginnan, German beginnen, Old Frisian bijenna "to begin," Gothic duginnan.
In addition to the idioms beginning with begin
- beginning of the end, the
- begin to see daylight
- begin to see the light
- begin with
- charity begins at home
- (begin to) see the light
- to start (begin) with