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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OUT'SET, n. Beginning; first entrance on any business.
Every thing almost depends upon giving a proper direction to this outset of life.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1759 beginning, start

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the start, beginning. Phrases and idioms: at (or from) the outset from the beginning.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. Hawes.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If something happens at the outset of an event, process, or period of time, it happens at the beginning of it. If something happens from the outset it happens from the beginning and continues to happen. Decide at the outset what kind of learning programme you want to follow... From the outset he had put his trust in me, the son of his old friend. PHRASE: PHR after v, PHR cl

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Beginning, commencement, opening, starting-point, start, entrance.

Moby Thesaurus

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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