HyperDic: kickoff

English > 3 senses of the word kickoff:
NOUNactkickoff(football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
timekickoff, beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, starting time, showtime, offsetthe time at which something is supposed to begin
eventkickoff, send-off, start-offa start given to contestants
kickoff > pronunciation
Soundskih'kao.f
Rhymesblastoff ... turnoff: 31 rhymes with aof...
English > kickoff: 3 senses > noun 1, act
Meaning(football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score.
Categoryfootball, football gameAny of various games / games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
Broaderbeginning, start, commencementThe act of starting something
place kick, place-kicking(sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
Spanishsaque de centro
English > kickoff: 3 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningThe time at which something is supposed to begin.
Synonymsbeginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, starting time, showtime, offset
NarrowerbirthThe time when something begins (especially life)
incipiency, incipienceBeginning to exist or to be apparent
terminus a quo, starting pointEarliest limiting point
thresholdThe starting point for a new state or experience
Broaderpoint, point in timeAn instant of time
Oppositeend, endingThe point in time at which something ends
middleTime between the beginning and the end of a temporal period
Spanishcomienzo, inicio, principio, umbral
Catalancomençament, inici, primeria, primer, principi
Verbskick offcommence officially
English > kickoff: 3 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA start given to contestants.
Example"I was there with my parents at the kickoff"
Synonymssend-off, start-off
BroaderstartThe beginning of anything
Spanisharranque, lanzamiento, partida, saque inicial, saque
Catalansacada inicial, sacada, servei inicial
Verbskick offcommence officially

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