1. a departure; especially of airplanes

Definition categories: act, departure, going, leaving

2. the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne

Definition categories: event, ascension, ascent, rise, rising

3. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

Similar word(s): burlesque, lampoon, mockery, parody, pasquinade, sendup, spoof, travesty

Definition categories: communication, caricature, imitation, impersonation

4. humorous or satirical mimicry

Similar word(s): mockery, parody

Definition categories: act, apery, mimicry

Sentences with takeoff as a noun:

- The flight was smooth, but the takeoff was a little rough.

- Weird Al's song "Lasagna" is a takeoff on the popular song "La Bamba".

- I'll give you an estimate after I do the quantity takeoffs for the trusses and structural steel.