Meaning of INITIAL in English
(~s, ~ling, ~led)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
Note: in AM, use '~ing', '~ed'
You use ~ to describe something that happens at the beginning of a process.
The ~ reaction has been excellent...
ADJ: ADJ n
Initials are the capital letters which begin each word of a name. For example, if your full name is Michael Dennis Stocks, your ~s will be M.D.S.
...a silver Porsche car with her ~s JB on the side.
N-COUNT: usu pl, oft poss N
If someone ~s an official document, they write their ~s on it, for example to show that they have seen it or that they accept or agree with it.
Would you mind ~ing this voucher?...
VERB: V n
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012