begin [began, beginning, begun, -s] v

OE 'open'.

  1. Commence; start.
  2. Start to sound; commence making music.
  3. Embark; enter into; start a phase; show first signs of existence.
  4. Originate; arise; enter a course; come into existence.
  5. Perform the first act; embark upon something new; take the first step.
  6. Happen; befall; occur; transpire; take rise; come to pass; start to take place.