1. outset

noun. ['ˈaʊtˌsɛt'] the time at which something is supposed to begin.


  • point
  • incipience
  • beginning
  • birth
  • commencement
  • starting time
  • showtime
  • kickoff
  • offset
  • first
  • terminus a quo
  • point in time
  • starting point
  • start
  • threshold
  • get-go


  • end
  • death
  • antinode
  • node

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Rhymes with Outset

  • amagansett
  • ansett
  • asset
  • avocet
  • backset
  • exocet
  • handset
  • headset
  • heavyset
  • inset
  • mediaset
  • mindset
  • morrisett
  • offset
  • onset
  • onset
  • somerset
  • subset
  • sunset
  • typeset

How do you pronounce outset?

Pronounce outset as ˈaʊtˌsɛt.

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Sentences with outset

1. Noun, singular or mass
A little extra caution at the outset can avoid costly mistakes and project slowdowns down the road.

Quotes about outset

1. Intimacy requires courage because risk is inescapable. We cannot know at the outset how the relationship will affect us. Like a chemical mixture, if one of us is changed, both of us will be. Will we grow in self-actualization, or will it destroy us? The one thing we can be certain of is that if we let ourselves fully into the relationship for good or evil, we will not come out unaffected.
- Rollo May, The Courage to Create