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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returning to his letter, she was disappointed at the outset.
It was some relief to me to discover this Note, and to be satisfied at the outset that the Story of the Trial was, in every particular, fully and truly given.
Whatever help you can give me at the outset in blindfolding that woman's sharp eyes will be the most precious help I have ever received at your hands.
At the very outset, however, he seemed to master the bowling, and soon fetched about ten runs in a classic manner.
Several general characteristics of Elizabethan literature and writers should be indicated at the outset.
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.
The low levels of most of the Saharan Sanatoria are against them except at the outset of the disease.
At the outset, in order not to give the balloon too ponderous dimensions, he had decided to fill it with hydrogen gas, which is fourteen and a half times lighter than common air.
Astor on this heterogeneous crew, and which had been so confidently promised in the buoyant moments of preparation, was doomed to meet with a check at the very outset.
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.
Such is the general picture of the free trapper's wife, given by Captain Bonneville; how far it applied in its details to the one in question does not altogether appear, though it would seem from the outset of her connubial career, that she was ready to avail herself of all the pomp and circumstance of her new condition.