|1.||[ noun ] (military) a formation of aircraft in flight|
|2.||[ noun ] (transportation) an instance of traveling by air|
"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|
|4.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||running_away exodus getaway evasion Underground_Railroad hegira break flee|
|5.||[ noun ] (military) an air force unit smaller than a squadron|
|6.||[ noun ] passing above and beyond ordinary bounds|
"a flight of fancy" "flights of rhetoric" "flights of imagination"
|7.||[ noun ] (physics) the path followed by an object moving through space|
|Related terms:||mechanical_phenomenon gravity-assist ballistics|
|8.||[ verb ] decorate with feathers, as of an arrow or dart|
|9.||[ noun ] (biology,zoology) a flock of flying birds|
|10.||[ verb ] fly in a flock, as of wild geese|
|11.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 29010|
|12.||[ verb ] (arms) shoot a bird in flight|
|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|