Antonyms for start

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : stahrt
Phonetic Transcription : stɑrt

Definition of start

Origin :
  • 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.
  • noun beginning
  • noun advantage
  • noun flinch
  • verb begin; come into existence
  • verb flinch
Example sentences :
  • I can tell by the way you start out—just like your pa fur all the world.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • But before you start to read let me explain what I intend to do.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Filled the water-cans, and got everything ready for a start to-morrow morning.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • On the 23rd we were engaged making preparations for a start for Eucla.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • All busy preparing for a start for the Head of the Bight to-morrow.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Then they wait for a third service, and after that start out home again.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • Start on this journey of progress and justice, and America will walk at your side.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • To disregard it would be to start the suspicions of Dozier as soon as his brain cleared.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • He was determined to start a grocery, and start a grocery he would and did.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • Is it not delightful to know that you can start anything when you please?
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald

Synonyms for start

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