Definition and Meanings for begin
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Part of Speech of begin
intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb, noun
Etymology of begin
Meaning of begin
as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence.
- to do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start.
as transitive verb
- to enter on; to commence.
- to trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of.