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INITIAL (initialled, initialling)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does initial mean? 

INITIAL (noun)
  The noun INITIAL has 1 sense:

1. the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)

  Familiarity information: INITIAL used as a noun is very rare.


INITIAL (adjective)
  The adjective INITIAL has 1 sense:

1. occurring at the beginning

  Familiarity information: INITIAL used as an adjective is very rare.


INITIAL (verb)
  The verb INITIAL has 1 sense:

1. mark with one's initials

  Familiarity information: INITIAL used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INITIAL (noun)


Sense 1initial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The first letter of a word (especially a person's name)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

he refused to put the initials FRS after his name

Hypernyms ("initial" is a kind of...):

alphabetic character; letter; letter of the alphabet (the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech)


INITIAL (adjective)


Sense 1initial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occurring at the beginning

Context example:

took the initial step toward reconciliation

Similar:

first (preceding all others in time or space or degree)


INITIAL (verb)


Sense 1initial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mark with one's initials

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "initial" is one way to...):

sign (be engaged by a written agreement)

"Initial" entails doing...:

approve; O.K.; okay; sanction (give sanction to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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