What does FLYER mean?

Definitions for FLYER
ˈflaɪ ərfly·er

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. flier, flyernoun

    someone who travels by air

  3. aviator, aeronaut, airman, flier, flyernoun

    someone who operates an aircraft


  1. flyernoun

    A machine that flies.

  2. flyernoun

    Someone who pilots or rides in an airplane.

  3. flyernoun

    A leaflet, often for advertising.

  4. flyernoun

    The part of a spinning machine that twists the thread as it takes it to, and winds it on the bobbin

  5. flyernoun

    An arch that connects a flying buttress into the structure it supports.

  6. flyernoun

    A cheerleader who is airborne for a stunt.

  7. flyerverb

    To distribute flyers (leaflets).

  8. flyerverb

    To distribute flyers in (a location) or to (recipients).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Flyernoun

    Etymology: from fly.

    They hit one another with darts, as the others do with their hands, which they never throw counter, but at the back of the flyer. George Sandys, Journey.

    He grieves so many Britons should be lost;
    Taking more pains, when he beheld them yield,
    To save the flyers than to win the field. Edmund Waller.


  1. flyer

    A flyer is a small printed document, often single-paged or unfolded, designed to provide information or promote events, products, services, causes or ideas. It is typically distributed in public places, direct mail, or inserted in newspapers or magazines. Flyers are often cost-effective marketing tools, employing graphics or images, concise text, and attention-grabbing colors or design to engage potential customers or followers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flyernoun

    one that uses wings

  2. Flyernoun

    the fly of a flag: See Fly, n., 6

  3. Flyernoun

    anything that is scattered abroad in great numbers as a theatrical programme, an advertising leaf, etc

  4. Flyernoun

    one in a flight of steps which are parallel to each other(as in ordinary stairs), as distinguished from a winder

  5. Flyernoun

    the pair of arms attached to the spindle of a spinning frame, over which the thread passes to the bobbin; -- so called from their swift revolution. See Fly, n., 11

  6. Flyernoun

    the fan wheel that rotates the cap of a windmill as the wind veers

  7. Flyernoun

    a small operation not involving ? considerable part of one's capital, or not in the line of one's ordinary business; a venture

  8. Etymology: [See Flier.]


  1. Flyer

    A flyer or flier, also called a circular, handbill or leaflet, is a form of paper advertisement intended for wide distribution and typically posted or distributed in a public place or through the mail. Flyers may be used by individuals, businesses, or organizations to: ⁕Promote a good or service, such as a restaurant or nightclub. ⁕Persuade or send a social, religious, or political message, as in evangelism or political campaign activities on behalf of a political party or candidate. Flyers have been used in armed conflict: for example, airborne leaflet propaganda has been a tactic of psychological warfare. ⁕Recruit members ⁕Advertise an event such as a music concert, nightclub appearance, festival, or political rally Like postcards, pamphlets and small posters, flyers are a low-cost form of mass marketing or communication. There are many different flyer formats. Some examples are: ⁕A4 ⁕A5 ⁕DL ⁕A6 Flyers are inexpensive to produce. Their widespread use intensified with the spread of desktop publishing systems. In recent years, the production of flyers through traditional printing services has been supplanted by Internet services; customers may send designs and receive final products by mail.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flyer

    A fast sailer; a clipper.

Suggested Resources

  1. Flyer

    Flyer vs. Flier -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Flyer and Flier.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FLYER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Flyer is ranked #112568 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Flyer surname appeared 156 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Flyer.

    94.2% or 147 total occurrences were White.
    3.2% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Anagrams for FLYER »

  1. ferly

  2. refly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLYER in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLYER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of FLYER in a Sentence

  1. Scott C. Holstad:

    oh great, more Really Important People sitting down beside me with their damned mobile phones to screech in LOUD voices condos resale values, great new stock options, frequent flyer miles, who is fucking whom… actually, i think the rest of us are being screwed by these social leeches but god they look good don’t they

  2. Arielle Maldonado:

    You can give someone a flyer for a job fair, but if they don't have the confidence or the bus fare or the proper clothes to go to that interview or job fair, they're not going to go.

  3. Eric Hogan:

    Previously, Planned Parenthood taught within our schools and supplied the flyer that was distributed to students, we discovered a binder of curriculum materials was left behind for an incoming teacher to use for this year, and this flyer was in the binder. Not realizing the flyer wasn’t approved material, the teacher sent it home with students.

  4. Daniel Scott:

    People are often surprised at the size of their travel and tourism emissions, a frequent flyer can have a larger carbon footprint from their work or leisure travel than their entire carbon footprint at home.

  5. Edmund Shing:

    It would be appear to be more of the same for Tesco. We all know that pricing pressure on retailers is intense, in particular on clothing retailers and supermarkets, what we need to remember is that any far-reaching restructuring of a former high-flyer like Tesco takes time, as we saw before with Carrefour in France, and requires significant management time and investment.

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