kickoff
kickoff kickoff n. (Football) 1. A kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score. [WordNet 1.5]

2. the time at which an event or activity begins.

Syn: beginning, commencement, first, outset, start, starting time, offset. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • kickoff — [kik′ôf΄] n. ☆ 1. Football a placekick that puts the ball into play at the beginning of each half or after a touchdown or field goal ☆ 2. a beginning, as of a campaign or drive …   English World dictionary

  • Kickoff — …   Wikipedia Español

  • Kickoff — Le kicker donne un coup de pied dans le ballon pour lancer le match …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kickoff — Kick ọff auch: Kick|ọff 〈m. 6; schweiz.; Fußb.〉 Anstoß [<engl. kick off „wegstoßen“] * * * Kịck off, Kịck|off [auch: … |ɔf], der; [s], s [engl. kickoff, zu: to kick off = wegstoßen, wegschlagen] (schweiz.): ↑ Anstoß …   Universal-Lexikon

  • kickoff — UK [ˈkɪkˌɒf] / US [ˈkɪkˌɔf] noun [countable] Word forms kickoff : singular kickoff plural kickoffs 1) a) the beginning of a game of football, when one player kicks the ball down the field b) the starting time of a football match 2) [usually… …   English dictionary

  • kickoff — {n.} The start of something, like a new venture, a business, a sports event, or a concert season. * /Beethoven s Ninth will be the kickoff for this summer season at Ravinia./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kickoff — {n.} The start of something, like a new venture, a business, a sports event, or a concert season. * /Beethoven s Ninth will be the kickoff for this summer season at Ravinia./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kickoff — noun Date: 1856 1. a kick that puts the ball into play in a football or soccer game 2. commencement 1 < the campaign kickoff > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Kickoff — Kick off oder Kickoff steht für: den Anstoß in Ballsportarten wie dem American Football oder Rugby. eine Auftaktveranstaltung zu Beginn eines Projekts in der Wirtschaft (auch „Kick off Meeting“) den Start der Entwicklungsphase in einem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • kickoff — /kik awf , of /, n. 1. Football. a place kick or a drop kick from the 40 yd. line of the team kicking at the beginning of the first and third periods or after the team kicking has scored a touchdown or field goal. 2. Soccer. a kick that puts a… …   Universalium

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