start

[ stahrt ]
/ stɑrt /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

noun


Nearby words

  1. stars and bars,
  2. stars and stripes,
  3. stars in one's eyes, have,
  4. starship,
  5. starstruck,
  6. start codon,
  7. start from scratch,
  8. start in,
  9. start in on,
  10. start off

Origin of start

before 1150; (v.) Middle English sterten to rush out, leap (cognate with Middle High German sterzen); replacing Old English styrtan (attested once), cognate with German stürzen; (noun) Middle English stert(e) sudden jerk, leap, derivative of the v.

Related forms

Synonym study

10. See begin.

START

[ stahrt ]
/ stɑrt /

noun

Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
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British Dictionary definitions for start

start

/ (stɑːt) /

verb

noun


Word Origin for start

Old English styrtan; related to Old Norse sterta to crease, Old High German sturzen to rush

START

/ (stɑːt) /

n acronym for

Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
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Word Origin and History for start
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with start

start

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

also see:

  • 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
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