Simple Definition of takeoff
: the moment when an airplane, helicopter, etc., leaves the ground and begins to fly
: the beginning of a jump
: a sudden increase in size, activity, or popularity
Full Definition of takeoff
1 : an imitation especially in the way of caricature
2a : a spot at which one takes offb : a starting point : point of departure
3a : a rise or leap from a surface in making a jump or flight or an ascent in an aircraft or in the launching of a rocketb : an action of starting outc : a rapid rise in activity, growth, or popularity <an economic takeoff>
4 : an action of removing something
5 : a mechanism for transmission of the power of an engine or vehicle to operate some other mechanism
Examples of takeoff in a sentence
Please remain seated during takeoff.
Air Force One, you're ready for takeoff.
All the high jumpers had flawless takeoffs.
First Known Use of takeoff
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TAKEOFF Defined for Kids
Definition of takeoff for Students
1 : an act or instance of leaving the ground (as by an airplane)
2 : an imitation especially to mock the original
3 : a spot at which something leaves the ground
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