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Kickoff synonyms
kĭk'ôf', -ŏf'
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Initial or introductory
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  1. Initial or introductory
Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
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  1. Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
  2. Having to do with, indicating, or occurring at the beginning
  3. Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
A specific pattern or series of beginning moves in certain games, especially chess.
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  1. A specific pattern or series of beginning moves in certain games, especially chess.
  2. A beginning; first part; commencement
  3. Start of operations; formal beginning
The first part:
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  1. The first part:
  2. The place where something begins or is begun:
  3. The source or cause:
The act by which something is launched; a launch.
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  1. The act by which something is launched; a launch.
The time when something begins or is begun:
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  1. The time when something begins or is begun:
  2. The place where something begins or is begun:
  3. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.
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  1. The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.
  2. The act or time of commencing; beginning; start
  3. A beginning; a start.
The act of inaugurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
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  1. The act of inaugurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
  2. The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc.
  3. A formal beginning or introduction.
The beginning of something; start; commencement
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  1. The beginning of something; start; commencement
A state of nascency; a quality of incipience.
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A ceremony, ritual, test, or period of instruction with which a new member is admitted to an organization or office or to knowledge.
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  1. A ceremony, ritual, test, or period of instruction with which a new member is admitted to an organization or office or to knowledge.
  2. The act or process of initiating something.
  3. The ceremony or conventions by which a person is initiated into a fraternity, club, etc.
(Nautical) An open boat of any size powered by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)
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  1. (Nautical) An open boat of any size powered by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)
  2. (Nautical) The boat of the largest size and/or of most importance belonging to a ship of war, and often called the "captain's boat" or "captain's launch".
  3. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built. (Compare: to splash a ship.)
An opening play or move.
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  1. An opening play or move.
  2. One that leads off.
  3. The first in a series of actions, moves, etc.
A beginning; first part; commencement
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  1. A beginning; first part; commencement
  2. (Chess, Checkers) The series of moves at the beginning of a game, often a specific, conventional sequence of moves
  3. Start of operations; formal beginning
(Uncountable) The process of bringing something into existence.
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  1. (Uncountable) The process of bringing something into existence.
An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
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  1. An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
  2. A lead or other advantage, as at the beginning of a race or contest
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
Find another word for kickoff. In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for kickoff, like: opening, starting, initial, opening, beginning, launching, first, origin, beginning, commencement and inauguration.