Start

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English[edit]

A Sega Mega Drive controller, with the Start button in the middle.

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Etymology 1[edit]

The verb start, with initial uppercase letter.

Noun[edit]

Start (plural Starts)

  1. A typical button for video games, originally used to start a game, now also often to pause or choose an option.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Topographic surname, from Old English steort (tail, promontory).

Proper noun[edit]

Start (plural Starts)

  1. A surname, from Old English​.
Statistics[edit]
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Start is the 35721st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 629 individuals. Start is most common among White (94.59%) individuals.

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German[edit]

German Wikipedia has articles on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English start.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃtaʁt/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ʃtaːt/ (common; especially northern and central Germany)
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  • Homophone: Staat (nonstandard)
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Noun[edit]

Start m (strong, genitive Startes or Starts, plural Starts or Starte)

  1. start (beginning of a project)
  2. start (beginning point of a race)
  3. takeoff (begin of a flight)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Start” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Start” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Start” in Duden online