Meaning of INITIAL in English

INITIAL

I.

noun ( usually initials )

VERB + INITIAL

▪ have

The two authors have the same ~s.

▪ be known by , become known by

She's always been known by her ~s.

▪ use

▪ bear , carry ( esp. BrE )

A stone bears the ~s ‘R.P.’, which stand for ‘Ralph Piggot’.

▪ carve , embroider , engrave (sth with) , mark sth with , put , sign , write

He carved his ~s in the rock.

Now that she was chief executive officer, she could put the ~s CEO after her name.

INITIAL + VERB

▪ stand for sth

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for

SC are the ~s for Santa Catarina.

II.

adj.

Initial is used with these nouns: ↑ aim , ↑ appearance , ↑ appointment , ↑ approval , ↑ assault , ↑ assessment , ↑ burst , ↑ cause , ↑ conception , ↑ confusion , ↑ consultation , ↑ cost , ↑ deployment , ↑ diagnosis , ↑ disappointment , ↑ discussion , ↑ draft , ↑ encounter , ↑ enquiry , ↑ enthusiasm , ↑ estimate , ↑ euphoria , ↑ evaluation , ↑ examination , ↑ excitement , ↑ expectation , ↑ failure , ↑ finding , ↑ flurry , ↑ funding , ↑ guess , ↑ hesitation , ↑ hiccup , ↑ impact , ↑ impetus , ↑ impression , ↑ impulse , ↑ indication , ↑ instalment , ↑ instinct , ↑ investment , ↑ letter , ↑ manifestation , ↑ meeting , ↑ momentum , ↑ move , ↑ nervousness , ↑ observation , ↑ offer , ↑ onslaught , ↑ optimism , ↑ outlay , ↑ payment , ↑ period , ↑ phase , ↑ planning , ↑ preparation , ↑ projection , ↑ promise , ↑ proposal , ↑ reaction , ↑ recommendation , ↑ reconnaissance , ↑ reduction , ↑ refusal , ↑ reluctance , ↑ rent , ↑ report , ↑ request , ↑ reservation , ↑ resistance , ↑ response , ↑ result , ↑ rise , ↑ scepticism , ↑ selection , ↑ setback , ↑ shock , ↑ shyness , ↑ sketch , ↑ spurt , ↑ stage , ↑ step , ↑ stimulus , ↑ study , ↑ success , ↑ surge , ↑ surprise , ↑ suspicion , ↑ target , ↑ test , ↑ thought , ↑ training , ↑ velocity , ↑ version , ↑ visit , ↑ warning

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