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takeoff

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noun take·off \ˈtāk-ˌȯf\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of takeoff

  1. 1 :  an imitation especially in the way of caricature

  2. 2a :  a spot at which one takes offb :  a starting point :  point of departure

  3. 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. 4 :  an action of removing something

  5. 5 :  a mechanism for transmission of the power of an engine or vehicle to operate some other mechanism

Examples of takeoff in a sentence

  1. Please remain seated during takeoff.

  2. Air Force One, you're ready for takeoff.

  3. All the high jumpers had flawless takeoffs.



1846

First Known Use of takeoff

1846


TAKEOFF Defined for Kids

takeoff

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noun take·off \ˈtāk-ˌȯf\

Definition of takeoff for Students

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of leaving the ground (as by an airplane)

  2. 2 :  an imitation especially to mock the original

  3. 3 :  a spot at which something leaves the ground





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