Antonyms of noun start

1 of 8 senses of start

Sense 5
beginning, start, commencement -- (the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations")
       Antonym of finish (Sense 9)
      => finish, finishing -- (the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause")

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

8 senses of start

Sense 1
start -- (the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start")
       => beginning -- (the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war")

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
start, starting -- (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")
       => turn, play -- ((game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play")

Sense 4
startle, jump, start -- (a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start")
       => reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction -- (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus)

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)

Sense 6
start, starting line, scratch, scratch line -- (a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game)
       => line -- (in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area)

Sense 7
starting signal, start -- (a signal to begin (as in a race); "the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start")
       => signal, signaling, sign -- (any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped")

Sense 8
start, head start -- (the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race); "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch")
       => advantage, vantage -- (the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me")

Antonyms of verb start

2 of 14 senses of start

Sense 8
start, start up -- (get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer")
       Antonym of stop (Sense 5)
      => stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

Sense 9
start, go, get going -- (begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!")
       Antonym of stop (Sense 1)
      => stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")

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

14 senses of start

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, 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 3
depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off -- (leave; "The family took off for Florida")
       => leave, go forth, go away -- (go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight")

Sense 4
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 5
originate, initiate, start -- (bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 6
start, start up, embark on, commence -- (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")
       => 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 7
startle, jump, start -- (move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 8
start, start up -- (get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer")

Sense 9
start, go, get going -- (begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!")

Sense 10
start, take up -- (begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job")

Sense 11
start -- (play in the starting lineup)
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

Sense 12
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 13
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 14
start, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out -- (bulge outward; "His eyes popped")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

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