What does FLIER mean?

Definitions for FLIER
ˈflaɪ ərfli·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word FLIER.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flier, flyernoun

    someone who travels by air

  2. aviator, aeronaut, airman, flier, flyernoun

    someone who operates an aircraft

  3. circular, handbill, bill, broadside, broadsheet, flier, flyer, throwawaynoun

    an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

    "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"


  1. fliernoun

    Something that flies.

  2. fliernoun

    Someone who pilots or rides in an airplane.

  3. fliernoun

    (Mainly US) A leaflet, often for advertising.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fliernoun

    Etymology: from fly.

    Cam’st thou from where they made the stand?
    ———— I did;
    Though you, it seems, came from the fliers. William Shakespeare, Cymbel.

    The gates are ope, now prove good seconds;
    ’Tis for the followers fortune widens them,
    Not for the fliers. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Now the fliers from and forsakers of their places, carry the parliamentary power along with them. Charles I .

    The flier, tho’t had leaden feet,
    Turn’d so quick, you scarce could see’t. Jonathan Swift.


  1. flier

    A Fast Low-Ionization Emission Region, or FLIER, is a volume of gas with low ionization, moving at supersonic speeds, near the symmetry axis of many planetary nebulae. Their outflow speeds are significantly higher than the nebulae in which they are embedded, and their ionizations are much lower. FLIERs' high speeds suggest ages much younger than their parent nebulae, and their low ionizations indicate that the ultraviolet radiation that ionizes the gas around them does not penetrate into the FLIERs. The Blinking Planetary features a set of FLIERs.


  1. flier

    A flier, also spelled "flyer", is a small handbill or leaflet that is distributed or posted in public areas for the purpose of advertisement, promotion, or dissemination of information. It is a form of paper advertisement intended for wide distribution and typically used by individuals or businesses to promote products, events, services or causes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flier

    one who flies or flees; a runaway; a fugitive

  2. Flier

    a fly. See Fly, n., 9, and 13 (b)

  3. Fliernoun

    see Flyer, n., 5

  4. Fliernoun

    see Flyer, n., 4

  5. Etymology: [Form Fly, v.; cf. Flyer]


  1. Flier

    The flier is a sunfish native to muddy-bottomed swamps, ponds, weedy lakes, and riverine backwaters across the American South, from southern Illinois east to the Potomac River basin and south to Texas. The flier, which can live up to five years, grows to a maximum recorded length of about 30 cm. The maximum recorded weight of the species is just over one-half kilogram. Fliers are occasionally kept in aquaria by North American native-fish fanciers. C. macropterus is currently the only species of genus Centrarchus but Lacépède had originally assigned it to Labrus. The generic name, Centrarchus, derives from the Greek κέντρον and άρχος, in reference, presumably, to the sharp spines on the anal fin. Centrarchus being the type genus of family Centrarchidae, it gives its name to the whole sunfish family. The specific name, macropterus, derives from μακρόν πτερόν. A Gato-class submarine, USS Flier, built in 1943, was named for this species. In addition, the newsletter of the Native Fish Conservancy is entitled Flier.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flier

    Flyer, flī′ėr, n. one who flies or flees: a part of a machine with rapid motion.

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  1. Flier

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FLIER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Flier is ranked #64559 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Flier surname appeared 308 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Flier.

    93.5% or 288 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

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Anagrams for FLIER »

  1. filer

  2. lifer

  3. rifle

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLIER in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLIER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of FLIER in a Sentence

  1. Nicolas Michaelsen:

    The airline industry is a commodity industry, so when you go to book your flight on Expedia or Kayak, many passengers aren’t really looking at what logo is on the left-hand side; they’re just looking at the price, i think there will be less and less to gain for airlines with these frequent-flier programs because they only move the needle so much.

  2. Cristina Wallace:

    My cello has his own frequent flier account.

  3. Brian Kelly:

    Frequent flier programs are often the most profitable parts of the company, the airlines make billions selling them to credit card companies and partners. [These programs] are probably one of the most effective marketing tools ever invented.

  4. Christopher M. Carr:

    The Justice Department is wrong: factually, legally and constitutionally. Georgia's law clearly strengthens security, expands access and improves transparency in our elections. Merrick Garland said he was going to depoliticize the Justice Department yet files this blatantly political lawsuit, it is disappointing for those of us who respect the rule of law, because this is not a lawsuit, it is a political campaign flier. Falsely using race to scare people of color into believing their vote will not be counted is irresponsible and fundamentally wrong.

  5. Brian Kelly:

    Most airlines now issue more frequent flier miles from credit cards and airline partners than they do from actually flying, for people who say, ‘I’m not a frequent traveler,’ that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have an airline or other credit card.

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