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Definition of the noun takeoff

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noun - plural: takeoffs

  1. a departure; especially of airplanes
  2. the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
  3. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  4. humorous or satirical mimicry
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of takeoff: mockery / parody
    • more generic words: apery / mimicry = the act of mimicking

Alternative definition of the noun takeoff


  1. The rising or ascent aircraft or rocket into flight.
  2. A parody or lampoon of someone or something.
  3. A quantification, especially of building materials.

Specialised definition of the noun takeoff

Glossary of sports

the moment in a locomotor skill when the support limb(s) leave the ground to project the body into flight (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)

pushing oneself off the ground (from a standing position or following an approach) with the goal of reaching a certain jump height or length. This movement is an element of basic techniques in many sports. In ball games it is attempted to apply a certain technique after takeoff (e.g. a header in soccer, a jump shot in handball, a lay-up in basketball). In track and field the takeoff is important for lifting oneself / coming off the ground after the run up/approach in all jumping disciplines. In horseback riding or show jumping the approach of the horse to an obstacle culminates in the takeoff of the horse. Precise preparation and execution of the takeoff are very important for avoiding injury to the horse and rider. In ski jumping the jumper takes off from the takeoff platform. In springboard diving the flight phase of the body begins with the takeoff. Similar situations occur frequently in other artistic sports such as gymnastics, rhythmical callisthenics, figure skating, ice dance, or dancing. In skydiving the (downward) takeoff is of considerable importance for the free fall before opening the parachute. Since jumping is a basic activity and elementary experience of the human being, the takeoff has to be regarded as one of the fundamental elements of (sport) movement. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / diving

the moment at which the diver lifts from the board or platform to begin execution of the dive

Glossary of sports / freestyle skiing

the launch of a jump

Glossary of sports / skiing

the moment when a ski jumper takes flight at the end of the inrun

Glossary of sports / skiing / ski jumping

the point at the end of the inrun, the moment where the jumper takes flight (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)


"Takeoff": Take-Off is a 1979 Soviet drama film directed by Savva Kulish based on a screenplay by Oleg Osetinsky. Produced by Mosfilm. Runtime 139 min. Mono. USA theatrical distribution by International Film Exchange. It was narrated by Sergei Bondarchuk.


"Takeoff" a.k.a. "Takeoff!" is a book by Randall Garrett.

  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1980


"Takeoff" is a composition.


Who is Takeoff?

Takeoff is a member of hip hop group Migos.

  • also known as Kirshnik Ball
  • profession: Rapper, musician
  • member of musical group Migos since

Phrases with Takeoff

  1. takeoff rocket
  2. takeoff booster
  3. power takeoff

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Takeoff

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Google previewThe broad jump (1912)

The takeoff is a board or plank sunk into the ground at | right angles to the direction of the jump; but the proper dimensions and placing of it have # been and still are a matter of dispute. The #colleges use a plank four inches wide, from #which ...

Google previewArchitectural Drafting and Design (2010)

by Alan Jefferis, David Madsen

Digital Takeoff is on-screen takeoff software for contractors, builders, and remodelers. A takeoff is the quantity estimates and areas and footages ...

Google previewFundamentals of Construction Estimating (2010)

by David Pratt

The Quantity Takeoff An estimate begins with a quantity takeoff. A quantity takeoff is a process of measuring the work of the project in ...

Google previewAction Analysis for Animators (2012)

by Chris Webster

Taking Off Takeoff is a very demanding part offlying that often requires a great deal of energy, particularly for birds that are restricted to taking ...

Google previewSales and Market Forecasting for Entrepreneurs (2010)

by Tim Berry

The takeoff is the trickiest. There are markets that never take off at all; some companies spend years waiting in vain for snowballs that never roll. There are also markets that take off at odd moments, not at times you would normally expect , ...

Google previewStraight and Level (2016)

Practical Airline Economics by Stephen Holloway

Because takeoff is the point of maximum stress for engine parts, particularly in the ...

Google previewBest School (2009)

How to Use the Tipping Point to Design a Best School, an Action Research Discovery by Nathaniel Max Rock

The airline safety announcement prior to takeoff is a common metaphor for self- ...

Google previewSurfer's Guide to Hawaii (1991)

Hawaii Gets All the Breaks! by Greg Ambrose

The takeoff is an adventure in free flight, as the steep peak frequently causes rider and board to part company.

Google previewGas World (1907)

The gas takeoff is a short inclined pipe, G, ...

Google previewStructural, Civil and Pipe Drafting (2013)

by David L. Goetsch

Hence, the quantity takeoff is a summary of the amount of specific structural ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2017)

by DK

sole RUNNING SHOE Release Arch Landing Drive Takeoff Approach Release Thrust Lift Entry Half turn Drive forward Rock-back JAVELIN THROW Swing HAMMER THROW Crouch Shift HIGH JUMP Handstand Release Push-pull Release ...

Google previewThe Advanced Dictionary of Marketing : Putting Theory to Use (2007)

Putting Theory to Use by Scott Dacko

takeoff DESCRIPTION The transitional point in the life cycle of a new product or service where it moves from introduction to growth to achieve its viability. KEY INSIGHTS Takeoff is a concept in diffusion models of new products or services that ...

Google previewDepartment of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (2011)

As Amended Through April 2010 by Barry Leonard

vertical landing zone — A specified ground area for landing vertical takeoff and landing aircraft to embark or disembark troops and/or cargo. A landing zone may contain one or more landing sites. Also called VLZ. See also landing ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Figure Skating (2011)

by James R. Hines

The Axel Paulsen jump has a takeoff from a forward outside edge with a landing on a backward outside edge on the opposite foot after one and onehalf revolutions. Variations include the one-foot Axel and the inside Axel. The one- foot Axel ...

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

The difficulties ofahorizontal takeoff-horizontal landing vehicle areknown from theNationalAerospace Plane (NASP) Program. Other candidate SSTO vehicle configurations include verticaltakeoff/vertical landing; vertical takeoff/horizontal ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Neuromuscular Aspects of Sports Performance (2011)

by Paavo V. Komi

Upper body movement is considered to be critical in the successful ski jumping takeoff because rapid hip extension is thought to cause high air resistance due to the upright position of the upper body. Ski jumpers can achieve a proper flight ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms and Acronyms (2011)

by Us Department Of Defense

vertical and/or short takeoff and landing — Vertical and/or short takeoff and landing capability for aircraft. vertical envelopment — A tactical maneuver in ...

Google previewWebster's II Children's Dictionary (2003)

takeoff. has gills, a tail, and no legs. tad-pole (tad'poT) OMOMM, plural tadpoles WORD HISTOR Y: tadpole Tadpole is formed from two early English words, the first meaning "toad" and the second meaning "head" taffy noun A chewy candy ...

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Quotes about Takeoff

I'm lucky, I can sleep from takeoff until we land; so I'm fresh, rested and ready to work on arrival. (Eva Herzigova)
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Scrabble value of T1A1K5E1O1F4F4

The value of this 7-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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