Textual thesaurus for "beginning"

(adj) first

serving to begin

the beginning canto of the poem; the first verse

(noun) start, commencement

the act of starting something

he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations

(noun) root, rootage, source, origin

the place where something begins, where it springs into being

the Italian beginning of the Renaissance; Jupiter was the origin of the radiation; Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River; communism's Russian root

(noun) start, starting time, showtime, get-go, outset, offset, commencement, kickoff, first

the time at which something is supposed to begin

they got an early start; she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her