Definition of Takeoff

1. Noun. A departure; especially of airplanes.

Generic synonyms: Departure, Going, Going Away, Leaving
Derivative terms: Take Off

2. Noun. The initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne.
Generic synonyms: Ascension, Ascent, Rise, Rising
Derivative terms: Take Off, Take Off

3. Noun. A composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way.

4. Noun. Humorous or satirical mimicry.
Exact synonyms: Mockery, Parody
Generic synonyms: Apery, Mimicry
Derivative terms: Parodist, Parody, Take Off

Definition of Takeoff

1. n. An imitation, especially in the way of caricature.

2. n. The spot at which one takes off; specif., the place from which a jumper rises in leaping.

Definition of Takeoff

1. Noun. The rising or ascent of an aircraft or rocket into flight. ¹

2. Noun. A parody or lampoon of someone or something. ¹

3. Noun. A quantification, especially of building materials. ¹

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Definition of Takeoff

1. the act of rising in flight [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Takeoff

taken on
taken out
taken out the trash
taken over
taken place
taken point
taken pride
taken root
taken stock
taken the cake
taken the mickey
taken time
taken up(p)
taken with(p)
takeoff (current term)
takeoff booster
takeoff rocket
takeout double
takeout doubles
takeout food
takeover arbitrage
takeover attempt
takeover bid
takeover bids
takeover target

Literary usage of Takeoff

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1. Population and Food in the Early Twenty-First Century: Meeting Future Food by Nurul Islam (1995)
"This phenomenon has been termed "yield takeoff." Lester Brown (1970) defined yield takeoff as "an abrupt transition from a condition of near-static yields ..."

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