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

 start /ˈstɑrt/
 (vi.)開始,起身,出發,跳起,吃驚,出現驚起,出發,開端,起點,吃驚,有利條件

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 start
 啟動

From: Network Terminology

 start
 開始 起動

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Start v. t.
 1. 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.
 Upon malicious bravery dost thou come
 To start my quiet?   --Shak.
    Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar.   --Shak.
 2. To bring into being or into view; to originate; to invent.
    Sensual men agree in the pursuit of every pleasure they can start.   --Sir W. Temple.
 3. 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.
    I was engaged in conversation upon a subject which the people love to start in discourse.   --Addison.
 4. 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.
    One, by a fall in wrestling, started the end of the clavicle from the sternum.   --Wiseman.
 5.  Naut. To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 start v. i. [imp. & p. p. started; p. pr. & vb. n. starting.]
 1. To leap; to jump. [Obs.]
 2. To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act.
    And maketh him out of his sleep to start.   --Chaucer.
    I start as from some dreadful dream.   --Dryden.
    Keep your soul to the work when ready to start aside.   --I. Watts.
 But if he start,
 It is the flesh of a corrupted heart.   --Shak.
 3. To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start in business.
    At once they start, advancing in a line.   --Dryden.
 At intervals some bird from out the brakes
 Starts into voice a moment, then is still.   --Byron.
 4. To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure.
 To start after, to set out after; to follow; to pursue.
 To start against, to act as a rival candidate against.
 To start for, to be a candidate for, as an office.
 To start up, to rise suddenly, as from a seat or couch; to come suddenly into notice or importance.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Start, n.
 1. 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.
    The fright awakened Arcite with a start.   --Dryden.
 2. A convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort.
    For she did speak in starts distractedly.   --Shak.
    Nature does nothing by starts and leaps, or in a hurry.   --L'Estrange.
 3. A sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy.
    To check the starts and sallies of the soul.   --Addison.
 4. 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.
    The start of first performance is all.   --Bacon.
 I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
 Straining upon the start.   --Shak.
 At a start, at once; in an instant. [Obs.]
    At a start he was betwixt them two.   --Chaucer.
 To get the start, or To have the start, to begin before another; to gain or have the advantage in a similar undertaking; -- usually with of.  Get the start of the majestic world.” --Shak. “She might have forsaken him if he had not got the start of her.” --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Start, n.
 1. A tail, or anything projecting like a tail.
 2. The handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle. [Prov. Eng.]
 3. The curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel bucket.
 4. Mining The arm, or lever, of a gin, drawn around by a horse.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 start
      n 1: the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
      2: the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got
         an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the
         man for her" [syn: beginning, commencement, first, outset,
          get-go, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset]
         [ant: middle, end]
      3: a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning); "he got
         his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the
         hospital"; "his starting meant that the coach thought he
         was one of their best linemen" [syn: starting]
      4: a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start" [syn:
          startle, jump]
      5: the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the
         beginning of negotiations" [syn: beginning, commencement]
         [ant: finish]
      6: a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a
         game [syn: starting line]
      7: a signal to begin (as in a race); "the starting signal was a
         green light"; "the runners awaited the start" [syn: starting
         signal]
      8: advantage gained by an early start as in a race; "with an
         hour's start he will be hard to catch" [syn: head start]
      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, begin, get,
           start out, set about, set out, commence] [ant: end]
      2: 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: begin, lead off, commence]
         [ant: end]
      3: leave; "The family took off for Florida" [syn: depart, part,
          start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off]
      4: 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: begin] [ant: end]
      5: bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a
         foundation" [syn: originate, initiate]
      6: get off the ground; "Who started this company?"; "We
         embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with
         a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The
         afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started
         when the partisans launched a surprise attack" [syn: start
         up, embark on, commence]
      7: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She
         startled when I walked into the room" [syn: startle, jump]
      8: get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the
         engine"; "start up the computer" [syn: start up] [ant: stop]
      9: begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning";
         "Ready, set, go!" [syn: go, get going] [ant: stop]
      10: begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job;
          "Take up a position"; "start a new job" [syn: take up]
      11: play in the starting line-up
      12: 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: begin]
      13: 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: begin]