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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Football A place kick in football that starts play at the beginning of a half or after a team has scored.
  • noun A kick of a stationary ball from the middle of the field in soccer that starts play at the beginning of a half or after a goal has been scored.
  • noun A similar kick in Rugby.
  • noun Informal A beginning.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The first kick in a game of foot-ball.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Football) A kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score.
  • noun the time at which an event or activity begins.
  • intransitive verb (Football) To kick the football from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score.
  • transitive verb to begin; to commence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of kick-off.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a start given to contestants
  • noun (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
  • verb commence officially

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