Definition and Meanings for begin

·This dictionary definitions come from open dictionary GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
·The meaning of a word in English varies according to its part of speech , for this reason the different meanings are ordered by their part of speech.
·It is a very easy to use dictionary , very well structured that will allow you to solve all your doubts on any word and you also will deepen the knowledge of the English language.


Begin is ranked 164 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of begin

intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb, noun

Etymology of begin

as. beginnan (akin to os. biginnan, d. & g. beginnen, ohg. biginnan, goth., du-ginnan, sw. begynna, dan. begynde); pref. be- + an assumed ginnan. gin to 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.

as noun

  • Adverbs. Types of Adverbs in English
    Adverbs. Types of Adverbs in English

    Are adverbs an important part of the English language? Of course they are. If adjectives describe the subject of a sentence, adverbs describe the action. So it is important to know adverbs and how to use them. Adverbs are not hard to use, and they complete sentence formation and vocabulary, improving the use of English. So let us see which the most important aspects of adverb use are.

    Read more...
  • Nouns. Types of Nouns
    Nouns. Types of Nouns

    Nouns in English are words that are naming either an idea, thing, quality, place or person. They can be either in plural or singular form, and they most of the time need a determiner or article in order to exist in a sentence. It’s important to note that adjectives can be used to describe nouns and, maybe the interesting thing is that the English language has more nouns than verbs or any other kind of word.

    Read more...
  • Punctuation Rules in English
    Punctuation Rules in English

    Are you confused about punctuation in English? Well, then you have come to the right place! I hope to explain punctuation rules briefly with clarity.

    Read more...