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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 be·gin /bɪˈgɪn/
 (v.)開始,著手,動手

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 begin
 塊首; 資塊首位

From: Network Terminology

 begin
 起始

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·gin, n. Beginning. [Poetic & Obs.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·gin v. i. [imp. & p. p. Began Begun p. pr. & vb. n. Beginning ]
 1. To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence.
    Vast chain of being! which from God began.   --Pope.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·gin, v. t.
 1. To enter on; to commence.
    Ye nymphs of Solyma ! begin the song.   --Pope.
 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.   --Locke.
 Syn: -- To commence; originate; set about; start.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Begin
      n : 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) [syn: Menachem Begin]
      v 1: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We
           began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working
           as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to
           arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's
           get down to work now" [syn: get down, get, start
           out, start, set about, set out, commence] [ant:
            end]
      2: have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative
         sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second
         movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these
         homes start at $250,000" [syn: start] [ant: end]
      3: set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in
         the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a
         new chapter in your life" [syn: lead off, start, commence]
         [ant: end]
      4: begin to speak or say; "Now listen, friends," he began
      5: be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or
         start, come first in a series; "The number 'one' begins
         the sequence"; "A terrible murder begins the novel"; "The
         convocation ceremoney officially begins the semester"
      6: have a beginning, of a temporal event; "WWII began in 1939
         when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour
         begins next month"
      7: have a beginning characterized in some specified way; "The
         novel begins with a murder"; "My property begins with the
         three maple trees"; "Her day begins with a work-out"; "The
         semester begins with a convocation ceremony" [syn: start]
      8: begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or
         inherent function of the direct object; "begin a cigar";
         "She started the soup while it was still hot"; "We started
         physics in 10th grade" [syn: start]
      9: achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in
         the negative; "This economic measure doesn't even begin to
         deal with the problem of inflation"; "You cannot even
         begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during
         the war"
      10: begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; "She
          began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in
          fourth grade"