Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun kickoff

3 senses of kickoff

Sense 1
kickoff -- ((football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score)
       => place kick, place-kicking -- ((sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking)
       => beginning, start, commencement -- (the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations")

Sense 2
beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset -- (the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her")
       => point, point in time -- (an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave")

Sense 3
kickoff, send-off, start-off -- (a start given to contestants; "I was there with my parents at the kickoff")
       => start -- (the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start")

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