outset


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out·set

 (out′sĕt′)
n.
The initial stage of something; the beginning: Problems arose at the very outset.

outset

(ˈaʊtˌsɛt)
n
a start; beginning (esp in the phrase from (or at) the outset)

out•set

(ˈaʊtˌsɛt)

n.
beginning; start.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outset - 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"
birth - the time when something begins (especially life); "they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"
incipience, incipiency - beginning to exist or to be apparent; "he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850"; "it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency"
point in time, point - an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
starting point, terminus a quo - earliest limiting point
threshold - the starting point for a new state or experience; "on the threshold of manhood"

outset

noun beginning, start, opening, early days, starting point, onset, inauguration, inception, commencement, kickoff (informal) Decide at the outset what kind of learning programme will suit you best.
end, finish, conclusion, closing, completion, finale, termination, consummation

outset

noun
The initial stage of a developmental process:
Translations
بَدْء، مُسْتَهَل، بِدايَةمُستَهلّ
začátek
begyndelse
alku
početak
upphaf, byrjun
最初
시작
sākums
začetek
början
การเริ่มต้น
sự bắt đầu

outset

[ˈaʊtset] Nprincipio m, comienzo m
at the outsetal principio or comienzo
from the outsetdesde el principio or comienzo

outset

[ˈaʊtsɛt] ndébut m
at the outset → au début
from the outset → dès le début

outset

[ˈaʊtˌsɛt] n at the outsetall'inizio

outset

(ˈautset) noun
the beginning of something. We have to get quite clear from the outset what our policy is.

outset

مُستَهلّ začátek begyndelse Anfang έναρξη comienzo alku départ početak inizio 最初 시작 begin innledning początek início начало början การเริ่มต้น başlangıç sự bắt đầu 开端
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Then the cake and ice cost more than Amy expected, so did the wagon, and various other expenses, which seemed trifling at the outset, counted up rather alarmingly afterward.
But the directions he had given us about keeping a yellow warehouse on our starboard hand till we opened a white church to the larboard, and then keeping that on the larboard hand till we made a corner three points to the starboard, and that done, then ask the first man we met where the place was: these crooked directions of his very much puzzled us at first, especially as, at the outset, Queequeg insisted that the yellow warehouse --our first point of departure --must be left on the larboard hand, whereas I had understood Peter Coffin to say it was on the starboard.
At the outset he had to pay for his digging tools, and also to buy a pair of heavy boots, since his shoes were falling to pieces, and a flannel shirt, since the one he had worn all summer was in shreds.
Witness the present Mexican war, the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure.
But at the outset it seemed necessary to be on guard against the other two.
Possessed of a fortune, h e was alone in the world; his futu re destroyed at the fair outset of life; his mother and brother estranged from him; his sister lately married, with interests and hopes in which he had no share.
It swung so softly in the outset that it scarcely made a sound; but soon it rang out loudly, and so did every bell in the house.
I had not the least belief, in the outset of this story, that the unknown was anything but a delusion of Mr.
But scarcely did he find himself upon the open plain, when a terrible thought struck him, one all but enough to make him abandon the enterprise at the very outset.
The number of which this branch of the legislature is to consist, at the outset of the government, will be sixtyfive.
At the risk of spoiling my story and of being taken for a coxcomb, I state my intention at the outset.
At the very outset of our meeting a great personal relief was experienced by both Van Helsing and myself.