- (a.) Of or pertaining to the beginning; marking the commencement; incipient; commencing; as, the initial symptoms of a disease.
- (a.) Placed at the beginning; standing at the head, as of a list or series; as, the initial letters of a name.
- (n.) The first letter of a word or a name.
- (v. t.) To put an initial to; to mark with an initial of initials.