1. [ noun ] an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
Synonyms: inception origin origination
Related terms: beginning cause preliminary emanation germination originate originate originate
2. [ noun ] a coming into being
Synonyms: generation
Related terms: beginning generate
3. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 3435
4. [ noun ] (Old Testament,fine art,writing) the first book of the Old Testament: tells of creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
Synonyms: book_of_genesis
Related terms: book Old_Testament Pentateuch