Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
beginning /bi'giniɳ/
  • danh từ
    • phần đầu; lúc bắt đầu, lúc khởi đầu
      • from beginning to end: từ đầu đến cuối
    • căn nguyên, nguyên do
      • we missed the train and that was the beginning of all our troubles: chúng tôi nhỡ chuyến xe lửa và đó là nguyên do của tất cả những sự khó khăn rầy rà của chúng tôi
    • to good beginning is half the battle
      • (xem) battle
    • a good beginning makes a good ending
      • (tục ngữ) đầu xuôi đuôi lọt
    • the beginning of the end
      • bắt đầu của sự kết thúc
Concise Dictionary
+the event consisting of the start of something
+the time at which something is supposed to begin
+the first part or section of something
+the place where something begins, where it springs into being
+the act of starting something
+serving to begin
+Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
+take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
+have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
+set in motion, cause to start
+begin to speak or say
+be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series
+have a beginning, of a temporal event
+have a beginning characterized in some specified way
+begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
+achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative
+begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 start, commencement, outset, onset, inception, dawn, dawning, birth, genesis, origin, creation, day one; origination, source, well-spring:
There are several competing theories about the beginning of life on earth. The beginning of the idea can be traced to Galileo.
2 opening, start, inception, commencement:
I have plenty of energy at the beginning of the day. The book is good at the beginning, but then it gets boring.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [C, usually sing.] ~ (of sth) the time when sth starts; the first part of an event, a story, etc: We're going to Japan at the beginning of July. + She's been working there since the beginning of last summer. + We missed the beginning of the movie. + Let's start again from the beginning. + The birth of their first child marked the beginning of a new era in their married life. + I've read the whole book from beginning to end and still can't understand it.
Help Note: At the beginning (of) is used for the time and place when something begins. In the beginning = at first and suggests a contrast with a later situation.
2 (beginnings) [pl.] the first or early ideas, signs or stages of sth: Did democracy have its beginnings in ancient Greece? + He built up his multimillion pound music business from small beginnings.
Idioms: the beginning of the end the first sign of sth ending: The scandal was the beginning of the end of his career as a politician.
Collocation Dictionary


She spoke of a new beginning for the nation.


herald, mark
This invention marked the beginning of the modern age.
| see
2001 saw the beginning of a period of rapid growth.


at the ~ (of sth)
I'm paid at the beginning of each month.
| from the ~
Tell me the whole story, right from the beginning.
| in the ~
In the beginning I found the course very difficult.


the beginning of the end
That holiday together was the beginning of the end of our friendship.
| early/first beginnings
The society had its early beginnings in discussion groups.
| from beginning to end
The play was rubbish from beginning to end.
| from humble/modest/small beginnings
From these small beginnings it grew into the vast company we know today.
| the very beginning
I disliked her from the very beginning.

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