1. [syn: beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset]
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.
Giving a proper direction to this outset of life. --J.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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]
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