from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To take off; take away.
- n. A point or channel of drainage or off-flow; offlet.
- n. The removal of oil (or an industrial chemical) from a storage facility.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Act of taking off; specif., the taking off or purchase of goods.
- n. Something taken off; a deduction.
- n. A channel for taking away air or water; also, the point of beginning of such a channel; a take-off.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mining, a subsidiary drainage-level, used where, from the form of the country, the water may be run off level-free.
- n. A point or channel of drainage or off-flow.
- To take off; take away.
- n. A suction; an opening or pipe through which a fluid is drawn off.
- n. A taking off; specifically, a taking of goods off the market by purchase; the amount or value of goods thus taken off the market; a deduction.
From Middle English oftaken, equivalent to off- + take. (Wiktionary)