English dictionary definition of:



  • the act of starting something
  • a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)
  • a sudden involuntary movement
  • the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race)
  • a signal to begin (as in a race)
  • the beginning of anything
  • a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
  • the time at which something is supposed to begin


  • take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
  • set in motion, cause to start
  • play in the starting lineup
  • bring into being
  • get off the ground
  • get going or set in motion
  • begin or set in motion
  • move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
  • leave
  • bulge outward
  • begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
  • begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
  • have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
  • have a beginning characterized in some specified way


begin beginning bulge commence commencement depart first get get-go go initiate jump kickoff offset originate outset part pop protrude scratch showtime starting startle

Spellzone course content

View spelling list ar words: a starter list and learn about the word start in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 10. Spelling choices for /ar/ sound; ar, a.

Scrabble score for start

Scrabble score = 5

generated at 04:14:54 on 15-11-19

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