noun lift·off \-ˌf\

: the upward movement from the ground by a rocket, helicopter, or space vehicle as it begins flight

Full Definition of LIFTOFF

:  a vertical takeoff by an aircraft or a rocket vehicle or missile

Examples of LIFTOFF

  1. a series of successful liftoffs
  2. Thousand of spectators gathered to watch the liftoff of the space shuttle.

First Known Use of LIFTOFF

circa 1956

Related to LIFTOFF

blastoff, launch, takeoff
LIFTOFF Defined for Kids


noun lift·off \ˈlift-ˌf\

Definition of LIFTOFF for Kids

:  a vertical takeoff (as by a rocket)


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