Definition of Liftoff

1. Noun. The initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad.

Generic synonyms: Ascension, Ascent, Rise, Rising
Derivative terms: Lift Off



Definition of Liftoff

1. Noun. The point in the launch of a rocket where it leaves contact with the ground. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Liftoff

1. the vertical takeoff of a rocket [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Liftoff

lifter
lifters
liftest
lifteth
liftgate
liftgates
liftin
lifting
lifting a finger
lifting agent
lifting device
lifting gas
liftings
liftman
liftmen
liftoff (current term)
liftoffs
liftover
liftovers
lifts
lifts a finger
liftshaft
lifull
lig
ligament
ligament of head of femur
ligament of left superior vena cava
ligament of left vena cava
ligamenta

Literary usage of Liftoff

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1. Galileo, the Tour Guide: A Summary of the Mission to Date edited by Jean H. Aichele (1997)
"... 8,1990 The VEEGA Trajectory liftoff! Venus Flyby, An Infrared Image of the Clouds DUST STORM -FLYBY (2) DEC 6,1992 COMPLETE PRIMARY MISSION DATA RETURN ..."

2. Unholy Alliance: Priests, Rabbis and Conspirators Within the Temple of Doom by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1992)
"SPACESHIP liftoff ACCORDING TO “NEW AGE” Some of you actually have the first part right--space commands will lift you off--but the next part is the hard ..."

3. Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident by Southgate Publishers, DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"They contribute about percent of the total thrust at liftoff; the rest comes from the ... Roughly two minutes after liftoff and 24 miles down range, ..."

4. Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions by William D. Compton (1996)
"Houston passed up some more instructions in preparation for liftoff and tentatively signed off for the night, but before long CapCom Owen Garriott, ..."

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