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Definition 1: (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score - [noun denoting act]

(kickoff is a kind of ...) (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking

(kickoff is a kind of ...) the act of starting something

"he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

(kickoff belongs to category ...) any of various 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

Definition 2: a start given to contestants - [noun denoting event]

Samples where kickoff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was there with my parents at the kickoff

Synonyms for kickoff in the sense of this definition

(kickoff is a kind of ...) the beginning of anything

"it was off to a good start"

Definition 3: the time at which something is supposed to begin - [noun denoting time]

Samples where kickoff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they got an early start
  • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

Synonyms for kickoff in the sense of this definition

(kickoff is a kind of ...) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is a kind of kickoff ) the time when something begins (especially life)

"they divorced after the birth of the child" "his election signaled the birth of a new age"

(... is a kind of kickoff ) beginning to exist or to be apparent

"he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850" "it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency"

(... is a kind of kickoff ) earliest limiting point

(... is a kind of kickoff ) the starting point for a new state or experience

"on the threshold of manhood"

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