Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"
begin to speak or say; "Now listen, friends," he began
begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; "She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade"
achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative; "This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation"; "You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war"
begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object; "begin a cigar"; "She started the soup while it was still hot"; "We started physics in 10th grade"
have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"
have a beginning characterized in some specified way; "The novel begins with a murder"; "My property begins with the three maple trees"; "Her day begins with a workout"; "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony"
have a beginning, of a temporal event; "WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month"
be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series; "The number `one' begins the sequence"; "A terrible murder begins the novel"; "The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester"
bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"
begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.; "The flight originates in Calcutta"
a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco
an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public
the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation; "float data"
allow (currencies) to fluctuate; "The government floated the ruble for a few months"
make the surface of level or smooth; "float the plaster"
put into the water; "float a ship"
move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across the stage"
set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"
be afloat; stay on a liquid surface; not sink
circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"