1. [ verb ] travel through the air; be airborne
Synonyms: wing

"Man cannot fly"

Related terms: travel buzz hover fly_on soar flight rack flier
2. [ verb ] move quickly or suddenly

"He flew about the place"

Related terms: move
3. [ noun ] (zoology) two-winged insects characterized by active flight
Related terms: dipterous_insect horn_fly tachina_fly tsetse_fly housefly blowfly flesh_fly gadfly bee_fly Diptera alula
4. [ verb ] (transportation) fly a plane
Synonyms: pilot aviate
Related terms: operate hang_glide glide hedgehop solo fly_blind fly_contact hydroplane balloon jet test_fly air_travel flight pilot navigation pilotage aviation aviator airmanship
5. [ verb ] (transportation) transport by aeroplane

"We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"

Related terms: transport airlift flight
6. [ verb ] cause to fly or float

: "fly a kite"

Related terms: kite float
7. [ verb ] change quickly from one emotional state to another

: "fly into a rage"

Related terms: change
8. [ verb ] be dispersed or disseminated

"Rumors and accusations are flying"

Related terms: travel
9. [ verb ] pass away rapidly
Synonyms: vanish fell

"Time flies like an arrow" "Time fleeing beneath him"

Related terms: elapse vanish
10. [ noun ] (baseball) a hit that flies high in the air
Synonyms: fly_ball
Related terms: hit blast pop_fly liner flare texas_leaguer baseball baseball
11. [ verb ] (transportation) travel in an airplane

"she is flying to Cincinnati tonight" "Are we driving or flying?"

Related terms: travel red-eye air_travel flight
12. [ noun ] (clothing) an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth
Synonyms: fly_front
Related terms: opening garment
13. [ noun ] flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
Synonyms: fly_sheet tent_flap rainfly tent-fly
Related terms: flap fly_tent
14. [ verb ] display in the air or cause to float

: "fly a kite" "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."

Related terms: show
15. [ verb ] to run away
Synonyms: flee take_flight

: "He threw down his gun and fled."

Related terms: leave run escape abscond defect high-tail break elope stampede escape
16. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 12222
17. [ adjective ] (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked
Related terms: UK colloquialism alert
18. [ verb ] (baseball) hit a fly, in baseball
Related terms: hit baseball
19. [ verb ] (transportation) travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft

"Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"

Related terms: travel flight
20. [ verb ] decrease rapidly and disappear
Synonyms: vaporize vanish

"the money vanished in las Vegas" "all my stock assets have vaporized"

Related terms: decrease
21. [ noun ] fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
Related terms: bait fish_lure streamer_fly wet_fly dry_fly
Similar spelling:   Floy