Definition of outset in English:


Line breaks: out¦set
Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtsɛt


[in singular]
The start or beginning of something: the project was flawed from the outset
More example sentences
  • At the outset, you are led into a room stacked to the ceiling with hamster cages.
  • As I said from the outset, I think this whole conception is fundamentally in error.
  • At the outset, the judge had agreed to my appearance, but that was before my report was received.
start, starting point, beginning, arrival, (first) appearance, dawn, birth, origin, inception, conception, opening, launch, inauguration, institution, initiation, debut, creation, day one, the first
informal kick-off, the word go
formal commencement

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