Definitions for takeoffˈteɪkˌɔf, -ˌɒf
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the leaving of the ground, as in beginning an airplane flight.
a departure from a starting point, as in beginning a race.
Category: Common Vocabulary
the place or point at which a person or thing takes off.
a humorous imitation; parody; send-up.
Origin of takeoff:
a departure; especially of airplanes
the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on(noun)
a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
parody, mockery, takeoff(noun)
humorous or satirical mimicry
The rising or ascent of an aircraft or rocket into flight.
The flight was smooth, but the takeoff was a little rough.
A parody or lampoon of someone or something.
Weird Al's song "Lasagna" is a takeoff on the popular song "La Bamba".
A quantification, especially of building materials.
I'll give you an estimate after I do the quantity takeoffs for the trusses and structural steel.
Origin: noun use of the verb to take off