Definitions for takeoffˈteɪkˌɔf, -ˌɒf

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word takeoff

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


  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


  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.

Images & Illustrations of takeoff

Translations for takeoff

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for takeoff »


Find a translation for the takeoff definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these takeoff definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"takeoff." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 24 Nov. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for takeoff? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for takeoff:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.