Definition of Outset

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




Definition of Outset

1. n. A setting out, starting, or beginning.

Definition of Outset

1. Noun. the beginning or initial stage of something ¹

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Definition of Outset

1. a beginning [n -S] - See also: beginning

Lexicographical Neighbors of Outset

outseen
outsees
outsell
outselling
outsells
outsend
outsending
outsentries
outsentry
outsert
outserts
outserve
outserved
outserves
outserving
outset (current term)
outsets
outsettler
outsettlers
outshame
outshamed
outshames
outshaming
outshine
outshined
outshines
outshining
outshone
outshoot
outshooting

Literary usage of Outset

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

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1863)
"ANY army is in danger of being conquered at the outset of a campaign, after a long peace; any army which has long been engaged in warfare has strong chances ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"panied him in his three weeks' tour through the highlands, Burns at the outset (according to his diary) anticipating much entertainment from his friend's ..."

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