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Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
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  1. Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
  2. Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
  3. Having to do with, indicating, or occurring at the beginning
(Informal) Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing.
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  1. (Informal) Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing.
Arising first and spontaneously, as a disease, disorder, or tumor, and not as a result of a known medical condition or injury.
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  1. Arising first and spontaneously, as a disease, disorder, or tumor, and not as a result of a known medical condition or injury.
  2. (--- Obs.) Designating or of the earliest geological periods, up through the Paleozoic Era
  3. Characterized by groups or radicals that are attached to the end carbon atom of a chain, i.e., to a CH2 group (Ex.: primary alcohols, CH2OH; primary amines, CH2NH2)
Break dancing.
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  1. Break dancing.
  2. An escape:
  3. The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
A moment; an instant:
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  1. A moment; an instant:
  2. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
  3. A partial split or break; a fissure.
  1. Wear and tear
  2. A drop of the clear salty liquid secreted by glands (lacrimal glands) in the eyes. Tears wet the membrane covering the eye and help rid the eye of irritating substances.
  3. A drop of the clear salty liquid that is secreted by the lachrymal gland of the eye to lubricate the surface between the eyeball and eyelid and to wash away irritants.
(Baseball) An opportunity to field a ball on which a fielder is credited with a putout or assist, or is charged with an error
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  1. (Baseball) An opportunity to field a ball on which a fielder is credited with a putout or assist, or is charged with an error
  2. A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck:
  3. A favorable set of circumstances; an opportunity:
(Countable) That which is available.
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  1. (Countable) That which is available.
  2. The quality or condition of being available
  3. An available person or thing
A cause or reason
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  1. A cause or reason
  2. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
  3. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
A usually adjustable opening in an optical instrument, such as a camera or telescope, that limits the amount of light passing through a lens or onto a mirror.
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  1. A usually adjustable opening in an optical instrument, such as a camera or telescope, that limits the amount of light passing through a lens or onto a mirror.
  2. The opening, or the diameter of the opening, in a camera, telescope, etc. through which light passes into the lens
  3. An opening, such as a hole, gap, or slit.
An opening in or through anything; break; gap
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  1. An opening in or through anything; break; gap
  2. A small bay or inlet; cove
  3. An opening or perforation:
Impudent or vulgar talk:
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  1. Impudent or vulgar talk:
  2. The mouth regarded as the organ of chewing and tasting
  3. A spokesperson; a mouthpiece:
An opening, especially to a cavity or passage of the body; a mouth or vent.
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  1. An opening, especially to a cavity or passage of the body; a mouth or vent.
  2. A mouth or aperture of a tube, cavity, etc.; opening
The point of intersection of a driveway and a road, especially in a rural area.
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  1. The point of intersection of a driveway and a road, especially in a rural area.
  2. A stream, river, etc. that flows out from a lake
  3. The mouth of a river where it flows into a larger body of water.
(Rare) The action of escaping or passing out, or the means or opportunity to do this; issue; outlet
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  1. (Rare) The action of escaping or passing out, or the means or opportunity to do this; issue; outlet
  2. A hole or opening to permit passage or escape, as of a gas
  3. An opening, and the conduit leading to it, in the side or at the top of a volcano, permitting the escape of fumes, a liquid, a gas, or steam.
The first part:
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  1. The first part:
  2. The time when something begins or is begun:
  3. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance:
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  1. The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance:
  2. The beginning of anything
  3. A beginning or commencement.
The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.
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  1. The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.
  2. The act or time of commencing; beginning; start
  3. A beginning; a start.
The beginning (of something)
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  1. The beginning (of something)
  2. A first appearance; a beginning:
  3. The beginning of daylight in the morning; daybreak
The coming into being of something; the origin.
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  1. The coming into being of something; the origin.
  2. (Proper) The first book of the Bible, giving an account of the Creation
  3. The way in which something comes to be; beginning; origin
The beginning of something; start; commencement
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  1. The beginning of something; start; commencement
A state of incipiency; a quality of nascence.
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(Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
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  1. (Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
  2. The beginning or start of something:
  3. A beginning; start; appearance
(Anat.) The less movable of the two points of attachment of a muscle, usually the end attached to the more rigid part of the skeleton
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  1. (Anat.) The less movable of the two points of attachment of a muscle, usually the end attached to the more rigid part of the skeleton
  2. That in which something has its beginning; source; root; cause
  3. A coming into existence or use; beginning
The beginning or initial stage of something
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  1. The beginning or initial stage of something
  2. The initial stage of something; the beginning:
  3. A setting out; beginning; start
That season of the year in which plants begin to grow after lying dormant all winter: in the North Temperate Zone, generally regarded as including the months of March, April, and May: in the astronomical year, that period between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice
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  1. That season of the year in which plants begin to grow after lying dormant all winter: in the North Temperate Zone, generally regarded as including the months of March, April, and May: in the astronomical year, that period between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice
  2. Any period of beginning or newness
  3. A source, beginning, or motive:
An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
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  1. An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
  2. A lead or other advantage, as at the beginning of a race or contest
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
The time when something begins or is begun:
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  1. The time when something begins or is begun:
  2. The place where something begins or is begun:
  3. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
The day when this takes place
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  1. The day when this takes place
  2. The act or time of commencing; beginning; start
  3. A beginning; a start.
The act of inaugurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
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  1. The act of inaugurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
  2. The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc.
  3. A formal beginning or introduction.
The beginning of something; start; commencement
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  1. The beginning of something; start; commencement
A state of nascency; a quality of incipience.
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A ceremony, ritual, test, or period of instruction with which a new member is admitted to an organization or office or to knowledge.
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  1. A ceremony, ritual, test, or period of instruction with which a new member is admitted to an organization or office or to knowledge.
  2. The act or process of initiating something.
  3. The ceremony or conventions by which a person is initiated into a fraternity, club, etc.
(Nautical) An open boat of any size powered by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)
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  1. (Nautical) An open boat of any size powered by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)
  2. (Nautical) The boat of the largest size and/or of most importance belonging to a ship of war, and often called the "captain's boat" or "captain's launch".
  3. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built. (Compare: to splash a ship.)
An opening play or move.
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  1. An opening play or move.
  2. One that leads off.
  3. The first in a series of actions, moves, etc.
(Uncountable) The process of bringing something into existence.
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  1. (Uncountable) The process of bringing something into existence.
An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
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  1. An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
  2. A lead or other advantage, as at the beginning of a race or contest
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
Alternative spelling of kick-off.
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  1. Alternative spelling of kick-off.
  2. (Football) A place kick in football that starts play at the beginning of a half or after a team has scored.
  3. A beginning, as of a campaign or drive
The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
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  1. The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
  2. The opening shot in a game of pocket billiards, in which the cue ball must come into contact with at least one ball in the rack; often, a shot that scatters the racked balls
  3. An often sudden piece of luck, especially good luck:
A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck:
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  1. A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck:
  2. (Baseball) An opportunity to field a ball on which a fielder is credited with a putout or assist, or is charged with an error
  3. A favorable set of circumstances; an opportunity:
A need created by a particular circumstance:
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  1. A need created by a particular circumstance:
  2. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
  3. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
A good chance or occasion, as to advance oneself
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  1. A good chance or occasion, as to advance oneself
  2. A favorable circumstance or occasion.
  3. A combination of circumstances favorable for the purpose; fit time
Any attempt or try
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  1. Any attempt or try
  2. One who shoots in a particular way:
  3. A chance at odds; something to bet on:
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