verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- stars and bars,
- stars and stripes,
- stars in one's eyes, have,
- start codon,
- start from scratch,
- start in,
- start in on,
- start off
Origin of start
Examples from the Web for restart
Still, his conviction will restart a House Ethics Committee investigation into his actions.
The secretary would call and ask him to restart her terminal so that she could resume playing.The Intern Who Birthed The KAL007 Conspiracy Theories|Tim Mak|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Sometimes it takes 30 minutes, sometimes five minutes, for the generator to restart and the power to come back on,” he told me.
But in a state threatening to restart the licensing process, they may be irrelevant.
With no way to easily kill an app and restart it, I am forced to reset my console.
Then he would settle down to a changed life, and restart with a new set of morals.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
They restart work with a bustle which would excite veritable pity in any man but a bee-keeper.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
Impossible to restart the whole of the creation for the sake of Norway.Norway|Beatrix Jungman
Loans were promised to the farmers to restart them in business, and a pledge was made that farms should not be taxed.The Great Boer War|Arthur Conan Doyle
"No use going any lower," announced the Flight-sub, as he prepared to restart the engine.Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.|Percy F. Westerman
- the act or an instance of starting againthe restart of the lap
- (as modifier)a restart device
Word Origin for start
n acronym for
Old English *steortian, *stiertan, Kentish variants of styrtan "to leap up" (related to starian "to stare"), from Proto-Germanic *sturtjan- (cf. Old Frisian stirta "to fall, tumble," Middle Dutch sterten, Dutch storten "to rush, fall," Old High German sturzen, German stürzen "to hurl, throw, plunge"), of unknown origin.
From "move or spring suddenly," sense evolved by late 14c. to "awaken suddenly, flinch or recoil in alarm," and 1660s to "cause to begin acting or operating." Meaning "begin to move, leave, depart" is from 1821. The connection is probably from sporting senses ("to force an animal from its lair," late 14c.).
Related: Started; starting. To start something "cause trouble" is 1917, American English colloquial. Starting block first recorded 1937.
late 14c., "a sudden movement," from start (v.); meaning "act of beginning to build a house" is from 1946. That of "opportunity at the beginning of a career or course of action" is from 1849. False start first attested 1850.
In addition to the idioms beginning with start
- start from scratch
- start in
- start in on
- start off
- start out
- start over
- start something
- start up
- false start
- fits and starts
- for openers (starters)
- (start) from scratch
- from soup to nuts (start to finish)
- get off the ground (to a flying start)
- head start
- running start
- to start with