Nouns (26)

setoff, set-back, offset
n. structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
offset printing, offset
n. a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
offset, offshoot, branch, outgrowth
n. a natural consequence of development
stolon, offset, runner
n. a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
offset, counterbalance
n. a compensating equivalent
get-go, starting time, offset, showtime, kickoff, start, outset, first, commencement, beginning
n. 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"
n. distance measured from the starting point, either the start of a file or the start of a memory address
n. the amount of space provided in the left margin during the layout of the document

Verbs (4)

set off, offset, cancel
v. make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
v. produce by offset printing; "offset the conference proceedings"

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Fuzzynyms (57)

instauration, introduction, innovation, creation, origination, institution, foundation, founding, initiation
n. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
n. that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso
n. a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
n. the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
inception, origination, origin
n. an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
oncoming, onset
n. the beginning or early stages; "the onset of pneumonia"
n. a new branch
n. a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals
n. vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"
early childhood, babyhood, infancy
n. the early stage of growth or development
break of the day, break of day, first light, cockcrow, sunup, sunrise, dayspring, daybreak, aurora, morning, dawning, dawn
n. the first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"
n. the production of heat or electricity; "dams were built for the generation of electricity"
cease, terminate, finish, stop, end
v. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
v. destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"
equalise, equate, equalize, match, equal
v. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
neutralise, negate, nullify, neutralize
v. make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"
v. put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
v. put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
countervail, counterbalance, neutralize, counteract
v. oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"

Synonyms (1)

v. put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"

Antonyms (6)

n. time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period; "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April"
ending, end
n. the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
expiry, expiration, termination
n. a coming to an end of a contract period; "the expiry of his driver's license"


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