Takeoff

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Takeoff Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a departure; especially of airplanes
  • humorous or satirical mimicry
  • a composition that imitates somebody''s style in a humorous way
  • the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a departure; especially of airplanes ,
  • the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne ,
  • a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way ,
  • humorous or satirical mimicry

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Takeoff Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Takeoff is the part of flight in which an aircraft goes from moving along the ground (taxiing) to flying in the air, usually on a runway. For balloons, helicopters and some special aircraft (such as the Harrier), no runway is needed. Takeoff is the opposite of landing.



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* How come, just as the rocket is launching, the astronauts don't also shoot some fireworks out the window It would make the whole takeoff look more impressive. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts


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Takeoff Sample Sentences in News


  • Supply rocket headed to space station explodes
    An unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket explodes shortly after takeoff at Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort. Read more on this news related to 'Takeoff'
  • 21-STORY RESIDENTIAL TOWER SET FOR TAKEOFF
    El Cortez and Symphony Towers are getting a new neighbor: A 21-story residential tower with a rooftop canopy that resembles an airplane wing. Read more on this news related to 'Takeoff'
  • Frontier Plane Hits Owl During Takeoff in Denver
    Frontier plane aborts takeoff after hitting owl in Denver; no injuries on Minneapolis flight Read more on this news related to 'Takeoff'

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