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Definitions of flight

  1. the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. shoot a bird in flight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports; "I took the noon flight to Chicago" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. passing above and beyond ordinary bounds; "a flight of fancy"; "flights of rhetoric"; "flights of imagination" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. an air force unit smaller than a squadron Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a formation of aircraft in flight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a flock of flying birds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the path followed by an object moving through space Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. fly in a flock, as of wild geese Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. decorate with feathers; "fledge an arrow" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. fly in a flock; "flighting wild geese" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A number of beings or things passing through the air together; especially, a flock of birds flying in company; the birds that fly or migrate together; the birds produced in one season; as, a flight of arrows. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The husk or glume of oats. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Lofty elevation and excursion;a mounting; a soaing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The act, process, manner, or power of flying; hasty departure; birds flying together; a soaring forth; the ascent of an airplane; a distance traveled by an airplane; the distance traveled by a projectile; a shower or volley; a series of steps. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. A passing through the air; a soaring; excursion; a sally; a series of steps; a flock of birds flying together; the birds produced in the same season; a volley or shower; act of fleeing; hasty removal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Act of flying; sally; flock of birds flying; volley of arrows; act of fleeing; hasty departure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. The act, process, or power of flying or of fleeing; swift movement; the distance traveled, as by a projectile. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A flock or swarm of flying creatures. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A lofty and sustained effort. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. An ascent or series, as of stairs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. The husks or glume of oats. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. The act of fleeing; hasty departure; the act of flying; manner of flying; removal by flying; a number, specially of birds, flying together; the birds produced in the same season; a volley, as of arrows; a soaring; excursion; extravagant sally, as a flight of folly; a series of steps. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. A hasty removal; the act of flying or fleeing; a volley or shower, as of darts or arrows; an excursion, as a flight of the imagination; a mounting; a soaring; an extravagant sally, as of ambition; space passed, as by flying; a flock of birds or winged creatures; birds produced in the same season; a series, as stairs. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. In criminal law. The act of one under accusation, who evades the law byvoluntarily withdrawing himself. It is presumptive evidence of guilt. U. S. v. Candler (D.C.) 65 Fed. 312. thelawdictionary.org
  32. Lofty elevation and excursion;a mounting; a soa/ing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly. mso.anu.edu.au
  33. fl[=i]t, n. a passing through the air: a soaring: excursion: a sally: a series of steps: a flock of birds flying together: the birds produced in the same season: a volley or shower: act of fleeing: hasty removal.--adj. FLIGHT'ED (Milt.), flying.--adv. FLIGHT'ILY.--n. FLIGHT'INESS.--adj. FLIGHT'Y, fanciful: changeable: giddy. [A.S. flyht--fléogan.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. Act or manner of flying through air (take one\'s or a, wing one\'s, f., fly), pursuit of game by hawk; migration, migrating body, flock, of birds or insects; swift movement of projectiles &c.; (of time) swift passage; soaring, excursion, sally, (of wit, fancy, ambition, &c.); distance that bird, airship, or missile, can fly; series (of stairs &c. mounting without change of direction, or of hurdles or rails for racing over); volley (of arrows &c.); in the first f., taking a leading place; oat-chaff; f. feather, muscle, used in flying. (Vb) shoot (wildfowl; also abs.) in f. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. Running away, hasty retreat, absconding, (take, take to, betake oneself to, f., run away; put to f., rout). [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. A Dutch canal-boat. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  37. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Act of fleeing; hasty departure; escape;—the act of flying; mode or style of flying;—a number of beings or things passing through the air together; a flock of birds;—a discharge or volley, as of arrows;—a mounting; a soaring; lofty elevation, as of imagination;—extravagant range, as of folly;—display or caprice, as of temper;—periodical migration of birds;—the birds produced in one season;—a reach of steps or stairs from one landing to another. Cabinet Dictionary
  38. The act of flying or running from danger; the act of using wings; removal from place to place by means of wings; a flock of birds flying together; the birds produced in the same season, as the harvest Flight of pigeons; a volley, a shower; the space past by flying; heat of imagination, sally of the soul. Complete Dictionary

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