1. [ noun ] (military) a formation of aircraft in flight
Related terms: formation
2. [ noun ] (transportation) an instance of traveling by air
Synonyms: flying

"flying was still an exciting adventure for him"

Related terms: air_travel pass sortie glide flyover acrobatics solo terrain_flight blind_flying overflight ballooning fly fly fly
3. [ noun ] (architecture) a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
Synonyms: flight_of_stairs flight_of_steps
Related terms: stairway
4. [ noun ] the act of escaping physically
Synonyms: escape

"he made his escape from the mental hospital" "the canary escaped from its cage" "his flight was an indication of his guilt"

Related terms: running_away exodus getaway evasion Underground_Railroad hegira break flee
5. [ noun ] (military) an air force unit smaller than a squadron
Related terms: air_unit
6. [ noun ] passing above and beyond ordinary bounds

"a flight of fancy" "flights of rhetoric" "flights of imagination"

Related terms: creativity
7. [ noun ] (physics) the path followed by an object moving through space
Synonyms: trajectory
Related terms: mechanical_phenomenon gravity-assist ballistics
8. [ verb ] decorate with feathers, as of an arrow or dart
Synonyms: fledge
Related terms: decorate
9. [ noun ] (biology,zoology) a flock of flying birds
Related terms: flock
10. [ verb ] fly in a flock, as of wild geese
Related terms: fly
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 29010
12. [ verb ] (arms) shoot a bird in flight
Related terms: shoot
13. [ noun ] (transportation) a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports

"I took the noon flight to Chicago"

Related terms: trip international_flight redeye nonstop_flight connecting_flight direct_flight domestic_flight
Similar spelling:   flighty