Definition of outset in English:

outset

noun

  • The start or beginning of something.

    ‘the project was flawed from the outset’
    • ‘So we realised from the outset that we needed to avoid making mistakes and needed to maintain the pressure.’
    • ‘He acknowledges that one potential problem was not becoming a trustee himself from the outset.’
    • ‘Trapping very fast on the wide outside he had his opponents in trouble from the outset.’
    • ‘First of all, make sure you decide from the outset how much you are willing to spend.’
    • ‘Surely this is a conclusion that ought to have been obvious from the outset?’
    • ‘You just know from the outset that something is going to go horribly wrong and sure enough it does, in spades.’
    • ‘I didn't really like the look of this from the outset, and skipped over it, to complete it later.’
    • ‘From the outset, we were invited to believe that compassion and warfare would be interwoven.’
    • ‘His banking background means he is careful not to overstate the possibilities from the outset.’
    • ‘As I said from the outset, I think this whole conception is fundamentally in error.’
    • ‘The odds are stacked against the villains from the outset, robbing the reader of much suspense.’
    • ‘Just how difficult it was going to be for the Irishman was evident from the outset.’
    • ‘He said that from the outset, bosses pledged to avoid compulsory redundancies if possible.’
    • ‘At the outset, you are led into a room stacked to the ceiling with hamster cages.’
    • ‘At the outset, the judge had agreed to my appearance, but that was before my report was received.’
    • ‘The premise is so simple, and so utterly unlike any previous Bond movie that it grips you from the outset.’
    • ‘There was only one side trying to play rugby from the outset at Percy Road.’
    • ‘Overwhelmingly negative from the outset, the campaign has been all about being right.’
    • ‘At the outset of the war there appeared to be three scenarios facing allied forces.’
    • ‘I want my email program to be well-behaved, and reasonably secure from the outset.’
    start, starting point, beginning, arrival, appearance, first appearance, dawn, birth, origin, inception, conception, opening, launch, inauguration, institution, initiation, debut, creation, day one, the first
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Pronunciation

outset

/ˈaʊtsɛt/