beginning

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
beginning

Plural
beginnings

  1. The beginning of something is where it starts from.
  2. The beginning is the first part of something.
    The beginning of the book introduced all the main characters.

Verb[change]

Plain form
begin

Third person singular
begins

Simple past
began

Past participle
begun

Present participle
beginning

  1. The present participle of begin.
    It's beginning to get dark so you better come in soon.
    She's been running 3 days a week for almost a month and she's finally beginning to lose some weight.