from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The initial stage of something; the beginning: Problems arose at the very outset.
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- n. the beginning or initial stage of something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A setting out, starting, or beginning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A setting out; beginning; start.
- n. A tidal current running from the land; the ebb.
- n. In Scotland, an inclosure from surrounding moorland or common.
- n. The act of setting off, or ornamenting; that which sets off.
- n. Outlay; primary outlay; also, in the plural, outgoings; expenses.
- To set off; ornament; display properly.
- To put out; set outside.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the time at which something is supposed to begin
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