BEGIN'NING, ppr. First entering upon; commencing; giving rise or original; taking rise or origin.

BEGIN'NING, n. The first cause; origin.

I am the beginning and the ending. Rev.1.

1. That which is first; the first state; commencement; entrance into being.

In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. Gen.1.

3. The rudiments, first ground or materials.

Mighty things from small beginnings grow