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English noun: kickoff

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

Broader (hypernym)beginning, commencement, place kick, place-kicking, start

Domain categoryfootball, football game

2. kickoff (time) the time at which something is supposed to begin

SamplesThey got an early start.
She knew from the get-go that he was the man for her.

Synonymsbeginning, commencement, first, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, start, starting time

Broader (hypernym)point, point in time

Narrower (hyponym)birth, incipience, incipiency, starting point, terminus a quo, threshold

Antonymsend, ending, middle

3. kickoff (event) a start given to contestants

SamplesI was there with my parents at the kickoff.

Synonymssend-off, start-off

Broader (hypernym)start

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