AskDefine | Define outset

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outset n : the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her" [syn: beginning, commencement, first, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset] [ant: middle, end]

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Pronunciation

  • /ˈaʊtsɛt/

Noun

  1. the beginning or initial stage of something
    He agreed and understood from the outset, so don't bother explaining again.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

A, alpha, beginning, birth, blast-off, commencement, creation, cutting edge, dawn, dawning, edge, establishment, first, flying start, foundation, fresh start, inauguration, inception, institution, jump-off, kick-off, leading edge, new departure, oncoming, onset, opening, origin, origination, outbreak, outsetting, outstart, running start, send-off, setoff, setout, setting in motion, setting-up, square one, start, start-off, starting, starting point, take-off, takeoff
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