Definitions of kickoff
  1. noun
    (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
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    type of:
    place kick, place-kicking
    (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
    beginning, commencement, start
    the act of starting something
  2. noun
    a start given to contestants
    “I was there with my parents at the kickoff
    synonyms: send-off, start-off
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    type of:
    the beginning of anything
  3. noun
    the time at which something is supposed to begin
    synonyms: beginning, commencement, first, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, start, starting time
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    time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period
    end, ending
    the point in time at which something ends
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    the time when something begins (especially life)
    incipience, incipiency
    beginning to exist or to be apparent
    starting point, terminus a quo
    earliest limiting point
    the starting point for a new state or experience
    birth of a person
    type of:
    point, point in time
    an instant of time
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