begin (began, begun)

begin (began, begun)
شَرَعَ في \ begin (began, begun): (with to; also with -ing except after the form beginning) to start: It began to rain (or began raining). It was beginning to rain. It’s time to begin work.

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  • Begun — Begin Be*gin , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Began}, {Begun}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beginning}.] [AS. beginnan (akin to OS. biginnan, D. & G. beginnen, OHG. biginnan, Goth., du ginnan, Sw. begynna, Dan. begynde); pref. be + an assumed ginnan. [root]31. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Begin — Be*gin , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Began}, {Begun}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beginning}.] [AS. beginnan (akin to OS. biginnan, D. & G. beginnen, OHG. biginnan, Goth., du ginnan, Sw. begynna, Dan. begynde); pref. be + an assumed ginnan. [root]31. See {Gin} to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Began — Begin Be*gin , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Began}, {Begun}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beginning}.] [AS. beginnan (akin to OS. biginnan, D. & G. beginnen, OHG. biginnan, Goth., du ginnan, Sw. begynna, Dan. begynde); pref. be + an assumed ginnan. [root]31. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • begin — [bē gin′, bigin′] vi. began, begun, beginning [ME biginnen < OE beginnan; akin to Ger beginnen, Goth duginnan] 1. to start doing, acting, going, etc.; get under way 2. to come into being; arise 3. to have a first part or element [the Bible… …   English World dictionary

  • begin — [[t]bɪgɪ̱n[/t]] ♦ begins, beginning, began, begun 1) VERB To begin to do something means to start doing it. [V to inf] He stood up and began to move around the room... [V to inf] The weight loss began to look more serious... [ …   English dictionary

  • begin — /bI gIn/ past tense began begun / gVn/ verb (I, T) 1 START DOING/FEELING to start doing something or start feeling a particular way: begin to do sth: We began to wonder if the train would ever arrive. | begin: I ll begin when you re ready. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • begin — /bi gin /, v., began, begun, beginning. v.i. 1. to proceed to perform the first or earliest part of some action; commence; start: The story begins with their marriage. 2. to come into existence; arise; originate: The custom began during the Civil …   Universalium

  • begin — verb (began; begun; beginning) Etymology: Middle English beginnen, from Old English beginnan; akin to Old High German biginnan to begin, Old English onginnan Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to do the first part of an action …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • begin — [c]/bəˈgɪn / (say buh gin) verb (began, begun, beginning) –verb (i) 1. to enter upon an action; take the first step; commence; start. 2. to come into existence; arise; originate. –verb (t) 3. to take the first step in; set about; start; commence …  

  • begin — begin, commence, start, initiate, inaugurate are comparable when they mean to set something going or in progress or to take the first step in a course, process, or operation. Begin, commence, and start are also used intransitively with the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • begin — ► VERB (beginning; past began; past part. begun) 1) perform or undergo the first part of (an action or activity). 2) come into being. 3) have as its starting point. 4) (begin on/upon) set to work on. 5 …   English terms dictionary

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