Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Be*gin" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Began (#), Begun (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Beginning (#).] [AS. beginnan (akin to OS. biginnan, D. & G. beginnen, OHG. biginnan, Goth., du-ginnan, Sw. begynna, Dan. begynde); pref. be- + an assumed ginnan. &root;31. See Gin to begin.]
1. To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence.
Vast chain of being! which from God began.
2. To do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start. Tears began to flow."
When I begin, I will also make an end.
1 Sam. iii. 12.
Be*gin", v. t.
1. To enter on; to commence.
Ye nymphs of Solyma ! begin the song.
2. To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of.
The apostle begins our knowledge in the creatures, which leads us to the knowledge of God.
Syn. -- To commence; originate; set about; start.
Be*gin", n. Beginning. [Poetic & Obs.]