kickoff kickoff  /ˈkɪ ˌkɔf/


  1. (n) (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
  2. (n) the time at which something is supposed to begin
  3. (n) a start given to contestants


  1. There was the same sense of tension, the same feeling of rising excitement, the same hope of glory to be won, as though the two teams were poised for a kickoff.
  2. The president-elect delivers remarks following a star-studded kickoff of Inaugural activities Sunday outside the Lincoln Memorial.


  1. Claros campaign kickoff party slated

    WORCESTER - Republican Carol Claros will hold an official campaign kickoff party at 7 p.m. Tuesday to announce her candidacy for state representative for the 16th Worcester District.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  2. Summer kickoff celebration draws thousands (with video)

    After a long winter and late spring, more than 5,000 people jammed into Wausau's Oak Island Park on Friday for the city's official kickoff for the summer's season of entertainment.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Wausau Daily Herald

  3. Erin Stewart Campaign Kickoff Is June 20

    School board member Erin Stewart plans a formal kickoff of her mayoral campaign on June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Stanley Golf Course's Whinstone Tavern.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant


  1. "We've established that from the very first day, from the very fist kickoff in the college season, more than half of the schools are put on an unlevel playing field," Shurtleff said Tuesday. "They will never be allowed to play for a national...
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: Mark Shurtleff Source: CNN

  2. "He called me just before kickoff and I wanted to get the whole thing over and done with before the game", Wittstock joked.
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Charlene Wittstock Source: The Zimbabwe Standard

  3. "This is just the beginning. Think of it as the kickoff in what's going to be a very long and very tough game," Giuliani told about 100 supporters in a hotel ballroom. "By the time it's over with, by February 5th, it's going to be clear that...
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: Guardian Unlimited

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