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The day on which such a ceremony occurs.
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  1. The day on which such a ceremony occurs.
  2. The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; 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.
To rise suddenly and quickly from or as from a sitting or lying position
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  1. To rise suddenly and quickly from or as from a sitting or lying position
  2. To release from a checked or inoperative position:
  3. (Archit.) To rise from the impost with an outward curve
To induct (an official) into office with a formal ceremony
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  1. To induct (an official) into office with a formal ceremony
  2. To celebrate formally the first public use of; dedicate
  3. To open or begin use of formally with a ceremony; dedicate:
To set out on a trip.
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  1. To set out on a trip.
To take the first step in doing; start:
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  1. To take the first step in doing; start:
  2. To do or accomplish something in the least degree. Used in the negative with an infinitive:
  3. To cause to start; set about; commence
To give (someone) a start, as in a career or vocation.
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  1. To give (someone) a start, as in a career or vocation.
  2. To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation.
  3. To start (a person) on some course or career
The act or process of launching
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  1. The act or process of launching
  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.)
A position, condition, or opportunity that is likely to provide superiority or an advantage.
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  1. A position, condition, or opportunity that is likely to provide superiority or an advantage.
  2. (Dated, tennis) Alternative form of advantage (score after deuce)
  3. (Sports) An advantage.
The beginning of something, such as an undertaking; a commencement.
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  1. The beginning of something, such as an undertaking; a commencement.
One, such as a person or document, that supplies information:
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  1. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information:
  2. A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
  3. A spring, fountain, etc. that is the starting point of a stream
(--- Gram.) The process of forming words from bases by the addition of affixes other than inflectional morphemes, or by internal phonetic change
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  1. (--- Gram.) The process of forming words from bases by the addition of affixes other than inflectional morphemes, or by internal phonetic change
  2. In generative linguistics, the generation of a linguistic structure through an ordered or partially ordered series of operations on other structures, such as the creation of a surface structure from a deep structure, or of a complex word from its morphological components.
  3. The form or source from which something is derived; an origin.
A bedspring or box spring
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  1. A bedspring or box spring
  2. Any source, origin, or motive
  3. A source, beginning, or motive:
To enter upon or have a beginning; start.
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  1. To enter upon or have a beginning; start.
  2. To begin; start; originate
To puff up or become larger; swell up:
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  1. To puff up or become larger; swell up:
  2. To originate, begin, or spring up
  3. To cause to rise:
To bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent
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  1. To bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent
  2. To bring into being; create or start:
  3. To come into being; begin; start
To cause to come out of a state of sleep, repose, unconsciousness, etc.; wake
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  1. To cause to come out of a state of sleep, repose, unconsciousness, etc.; wake
  2. To cause (game) to rise from cover, come out of a lair, etc.; stir up to flight or attack
  3. To give rise to; bring about:
To provoke and urge on:
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  1. To provoke and urge on:
  2. To urge to action; stir up; rouse
To provide, cover, or fill with light; illuminate:
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  1. To provide, cover, or fill with light; illuminate:
  2. Electromagnetic energy of a wavelength just outside the range the human eye can detect, such as infrared light and ultraviolet light.
  3. In a light manner; lightly.
To provide, cover, or fill with light; illuminate:
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  1. To provide, cover, or fill with light; illuminate:
  2. Electromagnetic energy of a wavelength just outside the range the human eye can detect, such as infrared light and ultraviolet light.
  3. In a light manner; lightly.
To become ignited; flame up:
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  1. To become ignited; flame up:
  2. To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
  3. (--- Informal) To throw or propel with force and speed:
To begin dealing with
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  1. To begin dealing with
  2. To begin to deal with or work on:
  3. To come near or nearer, as in space or time:
To enter upon or have a beginning; start.
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  1. To enter upon or have a beginning; start.
  2. To begin; start; originate
To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.
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  1. To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.
  2. To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard.
  3. To begin a journey
To go to or occupy in order to claim possession of (land).
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  1. To go to or occupy in order to claim possession of (land).
  2. To write or put in:
  3. In real property, to pass upon or into; of litigation, to file or present to the court—for example, to enter an appearance into the record; of a contract, to enter into it means to sign or execute it. In real property, to pass upon or into; of litigation, to file or present to the court—for example, to enter an appearance into the record; of a contract, to enter into it means to sign or execute it.
To induct (an official) into office with a formal ceremony
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  1. To induct (an official) into office with a formal ceremony
  2. To celebrate formally the first public use of; dedicate
  3. To open or begin use of formally with a ceremony; dedicate:
To teach the fundamentals of some subject to; help to begin doing something
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  1. To teach the fundamentals of some subject to; help to begin doing something
  2. To bring into practice or use; introduce by first doing or using; start
  3. To set going by taking the first step; begin:
To initiate; begin:
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  1. To initiate; begin:
  2. To establish or invest (someone) in an office or position.
  3. To set up; establish; found; introduce
(Baseball) To be the first batter of an inning.
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  1. (Baseball) To be the first batter of an inning.
To undo, recall, or set aside (a judgment, settlement, etc.), so as to leave the matter open to further action
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  1. To undo, recall, or set aside (a judgment, settlement, etc.), so as to leave the matter open to further action
  2. To become open
  3. To remove the wrapping from:
To go out, leave.
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  1. To go out, leave.
  2. To explain something, or give exact details, usually in writing.
  3. To start an activity with the intention of finishing it.
To implement, to employ, to put into use.
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  1. To implement, to employ, to put into use.
  2. To occupy; to consume (space or time).
  3. (With on) To accept (a proposal, offer, request, etc.) from.
(Intransitive) To commit oneself (to an obligation, activity etc.).
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  1. (Intransitive) To commit oneself (to an obligation, activity etc.).
  2. To give a promise or pledge that; contract
  3. To take upon oneself; to start, to embark on (a specific task etc.).
To get up, as from a sitting or prone position; rise.
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  1. To get up, as from a sitting or prone position; rise.
  2. To result or spring (from)
  3. To result, issue, or proceed:
To cause to come into being; originate
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  1. To cause to come into being; originate
  2. To do or accomplish something in the least degree. Used in the negative with an infinitive:
  3. To cause to start; set about; commence
To enter upon or have a beginning; start.
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  1. To enter upon or have a beginning; start.
  2. To begin; start; originate
To bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent
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  1. To bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent
  2. To bring into being; create or start:
  3. To come into being; begin; start
To set up (an assembly, proceedings, etc.) in a legal or official form
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  1. To set up (an assembly, proceedings, etc.) in a legal or official form
  2. To give a certain office or function to; appoint
  3. To found (an institution, for example).
To be the first to portray (a particular role in a play)
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  1. To be the first to portray (a particular role in a play)
  2. To give rise to; produce:
  3. To produce through artistic or imaginative effort:
To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
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  1. To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
  2. To bring about; generate or effect:
  3. To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
Simple past tense and past participle of find
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  1. Simple past tense and past participle of find
  2. To lay the base of; set for support; base
  3. To establish the foundation or basis of; base:
To establish, organize, or introduce:
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  1. To establish, organize, or introduce:
  2. To initiate; begin:
  3. To set up; establish; found; introduce
To develop into or assume an orderly, functional, or coherent structure.
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  1. To develop into or assume an orderly, functional, or coherent structure.
  2. To induce the employees of (a business or industry) to form or join a union:
  3. To join in some common cause or form some organization, esp. a labor union
To come into being; start:
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  1. To come into being; start:
  2. To bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent
  3. To bring into being; create or start:
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  1. To gel or harden.
  2. To ready something for use.
  3. (Sports) To create a goalscoring opportunity (f).
To move or spring suddenly.
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  1. To move or spring suddenly.
  2. To break away from an affiliation, as from a political party.
  3. To start suddenly and run away, as a horse
(--- Informal) To act quickly; hustle:
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  1. (--- Informal) To act quickly; hustle:
  2. To move or start prematurely before:
  3. To leap onto:
(Obsolete) To blanch.
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  1. (Obsolete) To blanch.
  2. (Chiefly Dial., Brit.) To make or become pale; whiten; bleach
  3. To draw back or shy away, as from fear; flinch.
To act in a timid, servile manner; fawn
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  1. To act in a timid, servile manner; fawn
  2. To behave in a servile way; fawn.
  3. To draw back, bend, crouch, etc., as when afraid; shrink from something dangerous or painful
To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
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  1. To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
  2. To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.
  3. To let the foot slip from a ball, when attempting to give a tight croquet.
To draw back in fear; lose heart or courage; cower
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  1. To draw back in fear; lose heart or courage; cower
To fall back; return:
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  1. To fall back; return:
To move back or away, especially in fear:
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  1. To move back or away, especially in fear:
  2. To become or seem to become smaller, more compact, etc.; contract, as from heat, cold, moisture, etc.
  3. To become or appear to become smaller:
To throw (something) with a swift motion; fling.
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  1. To throw (something) with a swift motion; fling.
  2. To move suddenly or draw back, as if startled or afraid:
  3. To move suddenly as when startled; jump; start; recoil
To shrink or draw back slightly, usually with a grimace, as in pain, embarrassment, alarm, etc.
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  1. To shrink or draw back slightly, usually with a grimace, as in pain, embarrassment, alarm, etc.
  2. To wash (cloth), dip it in dye, etc., with the use of a wince.
  3. To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
The first part:
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  1. The first part:
  2. The place where something begins or is begun:
  3. The source or cause:
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 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, such as an undertaking; a commencement.
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  1. The beginning of something, such as an undertaking; a commencement.
A state of nascency; a quality of incipience.
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The ceremony or conventions by which a person is initiated into a fraternity, club, etc.
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  1. The ceremony or conventions by which a person is initiated into a fraternity, club, etc.
  2. An initiating or being initiated
  3. A ceremony, ritual, test, or period of instruction with which a new member is admitted to an organization or office or to knowledge.
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.
A specific pattern or series of beginning moves in certain games, especially chess.
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  1. A specific pattern or series of beginning moves in certain games, especially chess.
  2. A beginning; first part; commencement
  3. Start of operations; formal beginning
(Countable) The act of bringing something into existence.
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  1. (Countable) The act of bringing something into existence.
A similar kick in Rugby.
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  1. A similar kick in Rugby.
  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
An early stage or example
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  1. An early stage or example
  2. The first part:
  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 first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; 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. The way in which something comes to be; beginning; origin
  3. (Proper) The first book of the Bible, giving an account of the Creation
The beginning of something, such as an undertaking; a commencement.
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  1. The beginning of something, such as an undertaking; a 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
A beginning; first part; commencement
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  1. A beginning; first part; commencement
  2. A specific pattern or series of beginning moves in certain games, especially chess.
  3. Start of operations; formal beginning
Parentage; birth; lineage
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  1. Parentage; birth; lineage
  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:
A short, heavy arrow with a thick head, used especially with a crossbow.
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  1. A short, heavy arrow with a thick head, used especially with a crossbow.
  2. A metal bar or rod in the mechanism of a lock that is thrown or withdrawn by turning the key.
  3. A sudden movement toward or away.
(Informal) An initial competitive advantage; a head start:
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  1. (Informal) An initial competitive advantage; a head start:
  2. A step or level:
  3. (Bridge) jump bid
A sudden, brief episode of fear.
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  1. A sudden, brief episode of fear.
  2. A sudden, involuntary movement in response to something frightening or unexpected, such as a noise.
  3. A start or shock, as of surprise or fright
A relatively favorable position; superiority of means:
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  1. A relatively favorable position; superiority of means:
  2. A beneficial factor or combination of factors:
  3. Benefit or profit; gain:
(Sometimes considered offensive) The disadvantage itself, in particular physical or mental disadvantages of people.
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  1. (Sometimes considered offensive) The disadvantage itself, in particular physical or mental disadvantages of people.
  2. A race, for horses or men, or any contest of agility, strength, or skill, in which there is an allowance of time, distance, weight, or other advantage, to equalize the chances of the competitors.
  3. Such an advantage or penalty.
(Sports) A start before other contestants in a race.
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  1. (Sports) A start before other contestants in a race.
  2. (Idiomatic) An advantage consisting in starting a competition or task earlier than might be expected; given (taken), for example, prior to the beginning of a race.
  3. An early start that confers an advantage.
The ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening.
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  1. The ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening.
  2. An equalizing advantage given or received in betting, based on a given bettor's assumed chance of winning and expressed as a ratio
  3. Difference in favor of one side over the other; advantage
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