Antonyms of noun beginning

3 of 5 senses of beginning

Sense 1
beginning -- (the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war")
       Antonym of ending (Sense 4)
      => ending, conclusion, finish -- (event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show")

Sense 2
beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset -- (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")
       Antonym of middle (Sense 4)
      => middle -- (time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period; "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April")
       Antonym of end (Sense 2)
      => end, ending -- (the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period")

Sense 3
beginning -- (the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story")
       Antonym of middle (Sense 2)
      => middle -- (an intermediate part or section; "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle)
       Antonym of end (Sense 5)
      => end -- (a final part or section; "we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus"; "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun beginning

5 senses of beginning

Sense 1
beginning -- (the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 2
beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset -- (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")
       => point, point in time -- (an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave")

Sense 3
beginning -- (the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story")
       => part, section, division -- (one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division")

Sense 4
beginning, origin, root, rootage, source -- (the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root")
       => point -- (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street")

Sense 5
beginning, start, commencement -- (the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations")
       => change of state -- (the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics)

Antonyms of verb begin

3 of 10 senses of begin

Sense 1
get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence -- (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")
       Antonym of end (Sense 2)
      => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 2
begin, start -- (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")
       Antonym of end (Sense 1)
      => end, stop, finish, terminate, cease -- (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo")

Sense 3
begin, lead off, start, commence -- (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")
       Antonym of end (Sense 2)
      => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb begin

10 senses of begin

Sense 1
get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence -- (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")

Sense 2
begin, start -- (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")

Sense 3
begin, lead off, start, commence -- (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")

Sense 4
begin -- (begin to speak or say; "Now listen, friends," he began)
       => talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")

Sense 5
begin -- (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 ceremony officially begins the semester")

Sense 6
begin -- (have a beginning, of a temporal event; "WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 7
begin, start -- (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 workout"; "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 8
begin, start -- (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")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 9
begin -- (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")
       => achieve, accomplish, attain, reach -- (to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks")

Sense 10
begin -- (begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; "She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade")

Antonyms of adj beginning

1 sense of beginning

Sense 1
beginning (prenominal), first -- (serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse")

INDIRECT (VIA opening) -> closing -- (final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks")

Similarity of adj beginning

1 sense of beginning

Sense 1
beginning (prenominal), first -- (serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse")
       => opening (vs. closing) -- (first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene")

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