Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
existing at the beginning of a period or process, before any changes have been made
happening at the beginning of a process, or when you first see or hear about something
near the beginning of a period of time
showing that something is open or has begun
from the time that a situation starts to happen
an inaugural event is the first of a series, or the first one to be held by members of a new organization
a new day, year, life etc is the start of a particular period of time, especially one that you hope will be happier or more successful
in the early part of a process or activity
in the beginning before something changes
from the beginning
a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck
a large silver cup or similar object given as a prize to the winner of a competition, especially...
(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Free thesaurus definition of from or at the beginning from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.