Synonyms for Starting:

adj.

beginning (adjective)
inaugural, infant, fetal, emerging, genesis, primal, incipient, germinal, original, Commencing, budding, introductory, first, Dawned, early, maiden, nascent, new, alpha, aboriginal, preliminary, formative, sprouting, baby, beginning, hatching, embryonic, newborn, preparatory, primeval, primordial, infantile, foremost, initial, precursory.
earliest (adjective)
original.
original (adjective)
primeval.
originating (adjective)
Originating.

n.

act (noun)
start.
offset (noun)
origin, opening.
starting (noun)
protrusive, opening, start.

v.

beginning (verb)
Germinating, springing, Initiating, developing, Inducting, Originating, Creating, dawning, Preparing, birthing, Conceiving, Stemming, Inaugurating, initializing, Forming, undertaking, Introducing, Embarking.
originating (verb)
Instituting, Producing, Inventing, Generating.

Other synonyms:

origin. Other relevant words:
origin, start, protrusive, opening.

Usage examples for starting

  1. " With all the pleasure in the world, my dear sir," he answered, the tears starting to his eyes. – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. " Get into a lawyer's office, and make friends first before you think of starting by yourself. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  3. I just said I was sorry, and there wasn't much time to explain, anyway, because the game was starting about the time I got there. – The Turner Twins by Ralph Henry Barbour