Outset
Outset Out"set`, n. A setting out, starting, or beginning. ``The outset of a political journey.'' --Burke. [1913 Webster]

Giving a proper direction to this outset of life. --J. Hawes. [1913 Webster]


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  • outset — I noun beginning, birth, commencement, dawn, embarkation, entrance, exordium, first move first step, foundation, genesis, inauguration, inception, inchoation, incipience, incipiency, induction, infancy, initiation, initium, introduction,… …   Law dictionary

  • outset — (n.) act of setting out on a journey, business, etc. 1759, from OUT (Cf. out) + SET (Cf. set) (v.). The earlier word for this was outsetting (1670s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • outset — ► NOUN ▪ the start or beginning …   English terms dictionary

  • outset — [out′set΄] n. a setting out; beginning; start …   English World dictionary

  • outset — out|set [ˈautset] n at/from the outset at or from the beginning of an event or process →↑set out ▪ It was clear from the outset that there were going to be problems. ▪ It s better to get something in writing right at the outset. at/from the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outset — [[t]a͟ʊtset[/t]] PHRASE: PHR after v, PHR cl 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 …   English dictionary

  • outset — n. at; from the outset * * * [ aʊtset] from the outset at …   Combinatory dictionary

  • outset — out|set [ aut,set ] noun singular * the start of something: at/from the outset: You are going to love this book from the outset …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • outset — noun at /from the outset at or from the beginning of an event or process: It was clear right from the outset that there were going to be problems …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • outset */ — UK [ˈaʊtˌset] / US noun [singular] the start of something at/from the outset: You are going to love this book from the outset …   English dictionary

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