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3 definitions found
 for outset
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Outset \Out"set`\, n.
     A setting out, starting, or beginning. "The outset of a
     political journey." --Burke.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Giving a proper direction to this outset of life. --J.
                                                    Hawes.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  outset
      n 1: 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,
           outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time,
           showtime, offset] [ant: end, ending, middle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "outset":
     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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