Takeoff definition

tākôf, -ŏf
The act of rising in flight. Used of an aircraft or a rocket.
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The point or place from which one takes off.
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(informal) An amusing imitative caricature, parody, or burlesque.
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The act of leaving the ground from any angle, as in jumping, launching, or flight.
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The place from which one leaves a surface.
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(informal) An amusing or mocking imitation; caricature; burlesque.
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The starting point or launching stage.
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(econ.) The early stages of rapid, self-sustained growth and development.
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The rising or ascent of an aircraft or rocket into flight.

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

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A parody or lampoon of someone or something.

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

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A quantification, especially of building materials.

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

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of takeoff - take-off

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
takeoff
Plural:
takeoffs

Origin of takeoff

  • noun use of the verb to take off

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