Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
outset

out·set

outset

 
pronunciation:
aUt set
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: the first stage; beginning.
Everyone was happy and excited at the outset of the trip.We could never have predicted at the outset of our project the obstacles that we were about to face.He's been unhappy at that school from the very outset.
synonyms:
beginning, commencement, first, inception, onset, start
antonyms:
close
similar words:
birth, conception, dawn, debut, embarkation, genesis, head, initiation, kickoff, morning, origin, threshold, top
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature