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 Dictionary entry overview: What does outset mean? 

OUTSET (noun)
  The noun OUTSET has 1 sense:

1. the time at which something is supposed to begin

  Familiarity information: OUTSET used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OUTSET (noun)

Sense 1outset [BACK TO TOP]


The time at which something is supposed to begin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations


starting time; showtime; outset; offset; get-go; commencement; kickoff; start; beginning; first

Context examples:

they got an early start / she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

Hypernyms ("outset" is a kind of...):

point; point in time (an instant of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "outset"):

birth (the time when something begins (especially life))

incipience; incipiency (beginning to exist or to be apparent)

starting point; terminus a quo (earliest limiting point)

threshold (the starting point for a new state or experience)

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