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Meaning of starting by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. Present participle of start .

Explanation of starting by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. appropriate to the beginning or start of an event

    2. the starting point
      hands in the starting position
    3. ( especially of eyes ) bulging or protruding as with fear

    4. with eyes starting from their sockets
    1. a turn to be a starter ( in a game at the beginning )

    2. his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen

    Definition of starting by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. start ( stärt ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. started; p. pr. & vb. n. starting.] [OE. sterten; akin to D. storten to hurl, rush, fall, G. stürzen, OHG. sturzen to turn over, to fall, Sw. störta to cast down, to fall, Dan. styrte, and probably also to E. start a tail; the original sense being, perhaps, to show the tail, to tumble over suddenly. √166. Cf. Start a tail.]
      1. To leap; to jump. [Obs.]

      2. To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act.

      And maketh him out of his sleep to start. Chaucer.

      I start as from some dreadful dream. Dryden.

      Keep your soul to the work when ready to start aside. I. Watts.

      But if he start,

      It is the flesh of a corrupted heart. Shak.

      3. To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, “to start in business”.

      At once they start, advancing in a line. Dryden.

      At intervals some bird from out the brakes

      Starts into voice a moment, then is still. Byron.

      4. To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, “a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure”.

      To start after, to set out after; to follow; to pursue. -- To start against, to act as a rival candidate against. -- To start for, to be a candidate for, as an office. -- To start up, to rise suddenly, as from a seat or couch; to come suddenly into notice or importance.

    2. Starting ( stärtĭng ), a. & n. from Start, v.

      Starting bar ( Steam Eng. ), a hand lever for working the valves in starting an engine. -- Starting hole, a loophole; evasion. [Obs.] -- Starting point, the point from which motion begins, or from which anything starts. -- Starting post, a post, stake, barrier, or place from which competitors in a race start, or begin the race.