What does the word beginning mean?

Usage examples for beginning

  1. Everybody else's way has come to nothing, beginning with my own. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  2. He was beginning to get pretty hungry himself. – Children of the Wild by Charles G. D. Roberts
  3. No said Bee, I was beginning a letter to mamma. – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth