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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the act, manner, or power of flying.

  2. the distance covered or the course taken by a flying object: the flight of the ball.

  3. a trip by an airplane, glider.

  4. an airplane making a scheduled trip.

  5. a number of beings or things flying or passing through the air together:

    a flight of geese.

  6. the basic tactical unit of military air forces, consisting of two or more aircraft.

  7. the act, principles, or technique of flying an airplane.

  8. a journey into or through outer space.

  9. swift movement.

  10. a transcending of the ordinary bounds of the mind:

    a flight of fancy.

  11. a series of steps between one floor or landing of a building and the next.

  12. (v.i.)(of wild fowls) to fly in coordinated flocks.

Origin of flight:

bef. 900; ME; OE flyht


  1. an act or instance of fleeing or running away.

Idioms for flight:

  1. put to flight,to force to flee or run away; rout.

    Category: Idiom

  2. take flight,to retreat; run away; flee.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of flight:

1150–1200; ME

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flight(noun)

    a formation of aircraft in flight

  2. flight, flying(noun)

    an instance of traveling by air

    "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"

  3. flight, flight of stairs, flight of steps(noun)

    a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next

  4. escape, flight(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"

  5. flight(noun)

    an air force unit smaller than a squadron

  6. flight(noun)

    passing above and beyond ordinary bounds

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

  7. trajectory, flight(noun)

    the path followed by an object moving through space

  8. flight(noun)

    a flock of flying birds

  9. flight(verb)

    a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports

    "I took the noon flight to Chicago"

  10. flight(verb)

    shoot a bird in flight

  11. flight(verb)

    fly in a flock

    "flighting wild geese"

  12. fledge, flight(verb)

    decorate with feathers

    "fledge an arrow"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. flight(noun)ɪt

    an airplane trip

    a flight from London to Boston; We took the late afternoon flight.

  2. flightɪt

    an escape from somewhere

    the army's flight from defeat

  3. flightɪt

    to escape

    Villagers took flight from the violence.


  1. flight(Noun)

    The act of flying.

    Birds are capable of flight

  2. flight(Noun)

    An instance of flying.

    The migrating birds' flight took them to Africa.

  3. flight(Noun)

    A collective term for doves or swallows.

  4. flight(Noun)

    A journey made by an aircraft, eg a balloon, plane or space shuttle, particularly one between two airports, which needs to be reserved in advance.

  5. flight(Noun)

    The act of fleeing. (Flight is the noun which corresponds to the verb flee.)

    take flight

  6. flight(Noun)

    A set of stairs or an escalator. A series of stairs between landings.

  7. flight(Noun)

    A floor which is reached by stairs or escalators.

    How many flights is it up?

  8. flight(Noun)

    A feather on an arrow or dart used to help it follow an even path.

  9. flight(Noun)

    A paper plane.

  10. flight(Noun)

    : The movement of a spinning ball through the air - concerns its speed, trajectory and drift.

  11. flight(Noun)

    The ballistic trajectory of an arrow or other projectile.

  12. flight(Noun)

    An aerodynamic surface designed to guide such a projectile's trajectory.

  13. flight(Noun)

    Act of fleeing of a refugee or a fugitive.

  14. flight(Noun)

    An air force unit.

  15. flight(Noun)

    Several sample glasses of a specific wine varietal or other beverage. The pours are smaller than a full glass and the flight will generally include three to five different samples.

  16. flight(Noun)

    The shaped material forming the thread of a screw.

  17. flight(Adjective)

    Fast, swift.

  18. Origin: From flyht.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flight(noun)

    the act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying

  2. Flight(noun)

    the act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure

  3. Flight(noun)

    lofty elevation and excursion;a mounting; a soa/ing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly

  4. Flight(noun)

    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

  5. Flight(noun)

    a series of steps or stairs from one landing to another

  6. Flight(noun)

    a kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft

  7. Flight(noun)

    the husk or glume of oats


  1. Flight

    Flight is the process by which an object moves, through an atmosphere or beyond it, by generating aerodynamic lift, propulsive thrust, aerostatically using buoyancy, or by ballistic movement, without direct support from any surface. Many things fly, from natural aviators such as birds, bats and insects to human inventions such as missiles, aircraft such as airplanes, helicopters and balloons, to rockets such as spacecraft. The engineering aspects of flight are studied in aerospace engineering which is subdivided into aeronautics, the study of vehicles that travel through the air, and astronautics, the study of vehicles that travel through space, and in ballistics, the study of the flight of projectiles.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. flight

    1. In Navy and Marine Corps usage, a specified group of aircraft usually engaged in a common mission. 2. The basic tactical unit in the Air Force, consisting of four or more aircraft in two or more elements. 3. A single aircraft airborne on a nonoperational mission.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1972

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4052

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flight' in Nouns Frequency: #735

Translations for flight

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


act of flying

the flight of a bird.

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