from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of rising in flight. Used of an aircraft or a rocket.
- n. The point or place from which one takes off.
- n. Informal An amusing imitative caricature, parody, or burlesque.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The rising or ascent of an aircraft or rocket into flight.
- n. A parody or lampoon of someone or something.
- n. A quantification, especially of building materials.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An imitation, especially in the way of caricature; -- used with of or on.
- n. The spot at which one takes off; specif., the place from which a jumper rises in leaping.
- n. The beginning of a leap from a surface or a flight into the air, especially the process or event of an airplane leaving the ground and beginning its flight.
- intransitive v. to begin a leap from a surface or a flight into the air; especially, (of a bird or an airplane) to leave the ground and begin to fly.
- intransitive v. To begin a period of accelerating growth or development.
- intransitive v. To begin a journey; to depart.
- transitive v. To remove, as from the surface or outside; to remove from the top of anything.
- transitive v. To cut off.
- transitive v. To destroy.
- transitive v. To remove; to invalidate.
- transitive v. To withdraw; to call or draw away.
- transitive v. To swallow.
- transitive v. To purchase; to take in trade.
- transitive v. To copy; to reproduce.
- transitive v. To imitate; to mimic; to personate.
- transitive v. To find place for; to dispose of
- transitive v. To discount or deduct (from a price).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of taking off, in any sense; especially, an imitation or mimicking; a caricature; a burlesque representation.
- n. The point at which one takes off; specifically, the point at which a leaper rises from the ground in taking a fence or bar.
- n. In croquet, a stroke by which the player's ball is driven forward in the line of aim or nearly so, and the ball it touches is barely moved or even allowed to remain undisturbed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take time off from work; stop working temporarily
- v. prove fatal
- v. remove clothes
- v. leave
- v. get started or set in motion, used figuratively
- v. depart from the ground
- v. mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner
- v. make a subtraction
- v. take away or remove
- n. the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
- n. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
- n. humorous or satirical mimicry
- n. a departure; especially of airplanes
noun use of the verb to take off (Wiktionary)