Definition of STARTED

verb : STARTED

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room" ;

  • 8. (

    ) get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer" ;

  • 10. (

    ) begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job" ;

  • 11. (

    ) play in the starting lineup ;

  • 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 workout"; "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony" ;

  • 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" ;

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