Definition of Kickoff

1. Noun. (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score.

Generic synonyms: Place Kick, Place-kicking, Beginning, Commencement, Start
Category relationships: Football, Football Game

2. Noun. The time at which something is supposed to begin. "She knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

3. Noun. A start given to contestants. "I was there with my parents at the kickoff"
Exact synonyms: Send-off, Start-off
Generic synonyms: Start
Derivative terms: Kick Off

Definition of Kickoff

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of kick-off) ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Kickoff

1. the kick that begins play in football [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Kickoff

kicking Rex
kicking and screaming
kicking arse
kicking boots
kicking in danger
kicking off
kicking strap
kicking straps
kicking the habit
kicking the tyres
kickoff (current term)
kickoff meeting
kickoff returner
kickoff returners
kicks arse
kicks in the pants
kicks off
kicks the habit
kicks the tyres

Literary usage of Kickoff

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A World's Fair for the Global Village by Carl Malamud (1997)
"... were all participating The grand kickoff for the world's fair in Japan at the beginning of 1996. International World Expo, it's just my favorite event! ..."

2. How to Set Up a Local Program to Recycle Used Oil by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Program kickoff An open meeting is one way to kick off your program by combining public education and publicity to recruit more volunteers and increase ..."

3. Football for Public and Player by Herbert Reed (1913)
"If the White team can get in a long run-back on the kickoff the eleven will be in position to begin the running attack almost at once, but should the ..."

4. Using Structured Interviewing Techniques (1993)
"Training Interviewers Training Methods kickoff Conference In most cases, ... For most projects of any size, a GAO division holds a kickoff conference to ..."

5. Eeel Technical Accomplishments, 1998: Advancing Metrology for by JoAnne M. Surette (1999)
"The kickoff Meeting was held in conjunction with the IEEE- and NIST-sponsored ... On-site press reporting of RAWCON'98 and the N-WEST kickoff Meeting led to ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Kickoff on!Search for Kickoff on!Search for Kickoff on Google!Search for Kickoff on Wikipedia!