Definitions for takeoffˈteɪkˌɔf, -ˌɒf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

take•offˈteɪkˌɔf, -ˌɒf(n.)

  1. the leaving of the ground, as in beginning an airplane flight.

    Category: Aeronautics

  2. a departure from a starting point, as in beginning a race.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. the place or point at which a person or thing takes off.

  4. a humorous imitation; parody; send-up.

Origin of takeoff:

1820–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. takeoff(noun)

    a departure; especially of airplanes

  2. takeoff(noun)

    the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne

  3. 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

  4. parody, mockery, takeoff(noun)

    humorous or satirical mimicry

Wiktionary

  1. takeoff(Noun)

    The rising or ascent of an aircraft or rocket into flight.

    The flight was smooth, but the takeoff was a little rough.

  2. takeoff(Noun)

    A parody or lampoon of someone or something.

    Weird Al's song "Lasagna" is a takeoff on the popular song "La Bamba".

  3. takeoff(Noun)

    A quantification, especially of building materials.

    I'll give you an estimate after I do the quantity takeoffs for the trusses and structural steel.

  4. Origin: noun use of the verb to take off

Freebase

  1. Takeoff

    Takeoff is the phase of flight in which an aerospace vehicle goes from the ground to flying in the air. For aircraft that take off horizontally, this usually involves starting with a transition from moving along the ground on a runway. For balloons, helicopters and some specialized fixed-wing aircraft, no runway is needed. Takeoff is the opposite of landing.

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