• Noun: the beginning of anything; example: "it was off to a good start"
• Noun: the time at which something is supposed to begin; examples: "they got an early start", "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
• Noun: a sudden involuntary movement; example: "he awoke with a start"
• Noun: a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning); examples: "he got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital", "his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen"
• Noun: the act of starting something; example: "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
• Noun: a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
• Noun: a signal to begin (as in a race); examples: "the starting signal was a green light", "the runners awaited the start"
• Noun: advantage gained by an beginning early (as in a race); example: "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
• Verb: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; examples: "We began working at dawn", "Who will start?", "Get working as soon as the sun rises!", "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia", "He began early in the day", "Let's get down to work now"
• Verb: set in motion, cause to start; examples: "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East", "The Iraqis began hostilities", "begin a new chapter in your life"
• Verb: leave; example: "The family took off for Florida"
• Verb: have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; examples: "The DMZ begins right over the hill", "The second movement begins after the Allegro", "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"
• Verb: bring into being; examples: "He initiated a new program", "Start a foundation"
• Verb: get off the ground; examples: "Who started this company?", "We embarked on an exciting enterprise", "I start my day with a good breakfast", "We began the new semester", "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM", "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"
• Verb: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; example: "She startled when I walked into the room"
• Verb: get going or set in motion; examples: "We simply could not start the engine", "start up the computer"
• Verb: begin or set in motion; examples: "I start at eight in the morning", "Ready, set, go!"
• Verb: begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; examples: "Take up a position", "start a new job"
• Verb: play in the starting lineup
• Verb: have a beginning characterized in some specified way; examples: "The novel begins with a murder", "My property begins with the three maple trees", "Her day begins with a workout", "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony"
• Verb: begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object; examples: "begin a cigar", "She started the soup while it was still hot", "We started physics in 10th grade"
• Verb: bulge outward; example: "His eyes popped"
What you need to do is get that tape measure out, and start measuring that gut. Then you start working out and you start eating properly till that gut gets down close to it was when you were in your 20's. Then you'll find out what your weight should be.
Whenever I get the sort of fancy pants idea that I'm doing anything other than pure expression things start to go wrong. When I get too premeditated, things start to go wrong. I just shut that part of my brain off.
I've done both theatre and film and the fact is if you start believing, if you start reading things and they're good reviews - you believe that and you're lost, and then you read bad reviews and you think that's true and you read that and you're lost.
There comes a point in your life when you realize how quickly time goes by, and how quickly it has gone. Then it really speeds up exponentially. With that, I think you start to put a lot of things into context; you start to see how huge the world is, and really, the universe.
I had an awful first quarter but I picked it up. To all you single guys out there, it's not how you start the date, it's how you finish it sir. A lot of people can, you know, start the date with flowers and candy, but if you don't finish the date - you know what I mean?
It's hard if you start believing that you should be really that perfect fantasy ideal, that people start believing because of all of the retouching. You can delve into that fantasy world and play with it, but when you walk away, that's not you.
Bottom up thinkers try to start from experience and move from experience to understanding. They don't start with certain general principles they think beforehand are likely to be true; they just hope to find out what reality is like.
That difficult start drove me on to inspire children and let them know that it is never to late to repair a bad experience at school, and once you get your head down and start to read books, you can really achieve.
It's a little like casting out hundreds of fishing lines into the audience. You start getting little bites, then more, then you hook a few, then more. Then you can start reeling them in and that's a loveliest feeling - the whole audience laughing with you.
We need to start looking at having a way of managing the whole ecosystem, because you can't pick away at it piece by piece, you have to truly start being coordinated and managing our resources as a system. We haven't gotten to that point yet.
Also, if you have an accident, you can't start to dance again at the top, you're too weak; you start with the easy things - the way you did them when you were young, and come up up up, the way you did then.