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    Definition:
    Start - (v. i.) To leap; to jump.
    Start - (v. i.) To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act.
    Start - (v. i.) To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start business.
    Start - (v. i.) To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure.
    Start - (v. t.) To cause to move suddenly; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly; as, the hounds started a fox.
    Start - (v. t.) To bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent.
    Start - (v. t.) To cause to move or act; to set going, running, or flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a business.
    Start - (v. t.) To move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm started the bolts in the vessel.
    Start - (v. t.) To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask.
    Start - (n.) The act of starting; a sudden spring, leap, or motion, caused by surprise, fear, pain, or the like; any sudden motion, or beginning of motion.
    Start - (n.) A convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort.
    Start - (n.) A sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy.
    Start - (n.) The beginning, as of a journey or a course of action; first motion from a place; act of setting out; the outset; -- opposed to finish.
    Start - (v. i.) A tail, or anything projecting like a tail.
    Start - (v. i.) The handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle.
    Start - (v. i.) The curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel bucket.
    Start - (v. i.) The arm, or level, of a gin, drawn around by a horse.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Astart - (v. t. & i.) Same as Astert.
    Astarte - (n.) A genus of bivalve mollusks, common on the coasts of America and Europe.
    Outstart - (v. i.) To start out or up.
    Redstart - (n.) A small, handsome European singing bird (Ruticilla phoenicurus), allied to the nightingale; -- called also redtail, brantail, fireflirt, firetail. The black redstart is P.tithys. The name is also applied to several other species of Ruticilla amnd allied genera, native of India.
    Redstart - (n.) An American fly-catching warbler (Setophaga ruticilla). The male is black, with large patches of orange-red on the sides, wings, and tail. The female is olive, with yellow patches.
    started - (imp. & p. p.) of Start
    starting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Start
    Starter - (n.) One who, or that which, starts; as, a starter on a journey; the starter of a race.
    Starter - (n.) A dog that rouses game.
    Startful - (a.) Apt to start; skittish.
    Startfulness - (n.) Aptness to start.
    Starthroat - (n.) Any humming bird of the genus Heliomaster. The feathers of the throat have a brilliant metallic luster.
    Starting - () a. & n. from Start, v.
    Startingly - (adv.) By sudden fits or starts; spasmodically.
    Startish - (a.) Apt to start; skittish; shy; -- said especially of a horse.
    Startled - (imp. & p. p.) of Startle
    Startling - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Startle
    Startle - (v. t.) To move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm; to start.
    Startle - (v. t.) To excite by sudden alarm, surprise, or apprehension; to frighten suddenly and not seriously; to alarm; to surprise.
    Startle - (v. t.) To deter; to cause to deviate.
    Startle - (n.) A sudden motion or shock caused by an unexpected alarm, surprise, or apprehension of danger.
    Startlingly - (adv.) In a startling manner.
    Startlish - (a.) Easily startled; apt to start; startish; skittish; -- said especially of a hourse.
    Start-up - (n.) One who comes suddenly into notice; an upstart.
    Start-up - (n.) A kind of high rustic shoe.
    Start-up - (a.) Upstart.
    Upstart - (v. i.) To start or spring up suddenly.
    Upstart - (n.) One who has risen suddenly, as from low life to wealth, power, or honor; a parvenu.
    Upstart - (n.) The meadow saffron.
    Upstart - (a.) Suddenly raised to prominence or consequence.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Start - abbr. Strategic arms reduction treaty (or talks).
    Start - v. 1 begin. 2 set in motion or action (started a fire). 3 set oneself in motion or action. 4 begin a journey etc. 5 (often foll. By up) (cause to) begin operating. 6 a cause or enable (a person) to make a beginning (started me in business). B (foll. By pres. Part.) Cause (a person) to begin (started me coughing). 7 (often foll. By up) establish. 8 give a signal to (competitors) to start in a race. 9 (often foll. By up, from, etc.) Jump in surprise, pain, etc. 10 spring out, up, etc. 11 conceive (a baby). 12 rouse (game etc.). 13 a (of timbers etc.) Spring out; give way. B cause (timbers etc.) To do this. n. 1 beginning. 2 place from which a race etc. Begins. 3 advantage given at the beginning of a race etc. 4 advantageous initial position in life, business, etc. 5 sudden movement of surprise, pain, etc. for a start colloq. As a beginning. Start off begin; begin to move. Start out begin a journey. Start up arise; occur. [old english]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Flying start - n. 1 start (of a race etc.) In which the starting-point is crossed at full speed. 2 vigorous start (of an enterprise etc.).
    Head start - n. Advantage granted or gained at an early stage.
    Head start - n. Advantage granted or gained at an early stage.
    Jump-start - v. Start (a vehicle) by pushing it or with jump-leads. n. Act of jump-starting.
    Kick-start - n. (also kick-starter) device to start the engine of a motor cycle etc. By the downward thrust of a pedal. v. Start (a motor cycle etc.) In this way.
    Non-starter - n. Colloq. Person or scheme that is unlikely to succeed.
    Push-start - n. Starting of a vehicle by pushing it to turn the engine. v. Start (a vehicle) in this way.
    Redstart - n. Red-tailed songbird. [from *red, obsolete steort tail]
    Restart - v. Start again. n. Act of restarting.
    Self-starter - n. 1 electrical appliance for starting an engine. 2 ambitious person with initiative.
    Starter - n. 1 device for starting a vehicle engine etc. 2 first course of a meal. 3 person giving the signal for the start of a race. 4 horse or competitor starting in a race. for starters colloq. To start with.
    Starting-block - n. Shaped block for a runner's feet at the start of a race.
    Starting price - n. Odds ruling at the start of a horse-race.
    Startle - v. (-ling) shock or surprise. [old english]
    Upstart - n. Newly successful, esp. Arrogant, person. adj. 1 that is an upstart. 2 of upstarts.

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