Definition of "takeoff" []

  • The act of rising in flight. Used of an aircraft or a rocket. (noun)
  • The point or place from which one takes off. (noun)
  • Informal An amusing imitative caricature, parody, or burlesque. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of a plane leaving the ground and beginning to fly (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An act or an instance of someone imitating or mimicking someone else (noun)
  • An instance of something becoming more prevalent or popular (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "takeoff" in a sentence
  • "NEW YORK (AP) American Airlines is delaying the launch of flights between Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and Beijing until it gets approval for certain takeoff and landing times from Chinese authorities."
  • "Bozo Baird should know a JATO [rocket-assisted] takeoff is not kind to the environment - what a maroon!"
  • "I don't know that it replicates a "higher class of literature"; isn't Eragon a Tolkein takeoff?"