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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score;

2. the time at which something is supposed to begin;
- Example: "they got an early start"
- Example: "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]

3. a start given to contestants;
- Example: "I was there with my parents at the kickoff"
[syn: kickoff, send-off, start-off]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

kickoff \kickoff\ n. (Football) 1. A kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the time at which an event or activity begins. Syn: beginning, commencement, first, outset, start, starting time, offset. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

kickoff n 1: (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score 2: 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] 3: a start given to contestants; "I was there with my parents at the kickoff" [syn: kickoff, send-off, start-off]