a formation of aircraft in flight
an instance of traveling by air
"flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
flight, flight of stairs, flight of stepsnoun
a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
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"
an air force unit smaller than a squadron
passing above and beyond ordinary bounds
"a flight of fancy"; "flights of rhetoric"; "flights of imagination"
the path followed by an object moving through space
a flock of flying birds
a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports
"I took the noon flight to Chicago"
shoot a bird in flight
fly in a flock
"flighting wild geese"
decorate with feathers
"fledge an arrow"
a trip made by or in a flying vehicle, as an airplane, spacecraft, or aeronautical balloon.
A scheduled flight on a commercial airline; as, the next flight leaves at 8 o'clock.
The act of flying.
Birds are capable of flight
An instance of flying.
The migrating birds' flight took them to Africa.
A collective term for doves or swallows.
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.
The act of fleeing. (Flight is the noun which corresponds to the verb flee.)
A set of stairs or an escalator. A series of stairs between landings.
A floor which is reached by stairs or escalators.
How many flights is it up?
A feather on an arrow or dart used to help it follow an even path.
A paper plane.
The movement of a spinning ball through the air - concerns its speed, trajectory and drift.
The ballistic trajectory of an arrow or other projectile.
An aerodynamic surface designed to guide such a projectile's trajectory.
Act of fleeing of a refugee or a fugitive.
An air force unit.
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.
The shaped material forming the thread of a screw.
Etymology: From flyht.
the act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying
the act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure
lofty elevation and excursion;a mounting; a soa/ing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly
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
a series of steps or stairs from one landing to another
a kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft
the husk or glume of oats
Etymology: [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr. flegan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. flen to flee, G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt, D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. 84. See Flee, Fly.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
flīt, n. a passing through the air: a soaring: excursion: a sally: a series of steps: a flock of birds flying together: the birds produced in the same season: a volley or shower: act of fleeing: hasty removal.—adj. Flight′ed (Milt.), flying.—adv. Flight′ily.—n. Flight′iness.—adj. Flight′y, fanciful: changeable: giddy. [A.S. flyht—fléogan.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A Dutch vessel or passage-boat on canals. In ship-building, a sudden rising, or a greater curve than sheer, at the cheeks, cat-heads, &c.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Is used figuratively for the swift retreat of an army or any party from a victorious enemy. It is likewise applicable to missile weapons or shot; as, a flight of arrows, a flight of bombs, etc.
The act and process of to fly.
The flight time was accurate and they arrived before the expected time.Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'flight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1972
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'flight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4052
Rank popularity for the word 'flight' in Nouns Frequency: #735
The numerical value of flight in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of flight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
You're the ones who watched a rat dragging a pizza down a flight of stairs 9 million times, you're the ones who made the man bun an OK thing for a dude to wear.
Things were so chaotic, people say all the time, ‘We were building the airplane in flight.’ We were designing, envisioning, buying the parts, welding, there was no airplane to build in flight. And we just kind of took off and people started throwing parts up to us.
We just took off for L.A. regular and then ... about five minutes into the flight the captain came on and said we were going back and we'd land within five to seven minutes, and we did, when we landed was when all the trucks and the police and the fire trucks surrounded the plane.
My swing’s been coming around, working hard on it for the last month of so, really starting to show signs of that work this week, been able to flight the ball nicely.
When we get anxious, that turns on what's called the sympathetic nervous system, the nervous system that gets us anxious and prepares our body to fight or flight, our heart beats faster ; our breathing speeds up.
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- تحليق, فِرار, طيرانArabic
- ято, поле́т, бя́гство, стълбище, летенеBulgarian
- vol, fuga, fugidaCatalan, Valencian
- útěk, let, úprk, patro, rameno, hejnoCzech
- Flug, Flucht, TreppenlaufGerman
- φόβος, πτήση, φυγή, σμήνοςGreek
- huida, vuelo, tramo, fugaSpanish
- parvi, lentorata, portaikko, paperilennokki, portaat, lento, raput, kerros, vakain, lentäminen, sulka, pako, lentue, lennonFinnish
- fuite, volée, volFrench
- itealaich, staidhre, ealtScottish Gaelic
- voo, fuga, fuxidaGalician
- טיסה, טִיסָה, פְּרִיחָה, עִיפָה, עוֹפְפוּתHebrew
- menekülés, repülés, járatHungarian
- թռիչք, փախուստ, չվերթArmenian
- rampa, piano, fuga, volo, scalinata, stormoItalian
- 便, 飛行, 飛, フライトJapanese
- volatus, fuga, planities, agmen, turma, fugamLatin
- skrydis, skridimasLithuanian
- lidošana, lidojumsLatvian
- kaireretanga, rerengaMāori
- ле́тање, јато, лет, бегствоMacedonian
- vlucht, vliegenDutch
- lot, ucieczka, stadoPolish
- fuga, voo, fugida, lance, bando, andarPortuguese
- sgol, svoulRomansh
- zburare, zbor, fugăRomanian
- пролёт, полёт, перелёт, рейс, побе́г, стая, бе́гствоRussian
- volu, boluSardinian
- flyg, flight, flyktSwedish
- полі́т, рейсUkrainian
- פֿלי, קורסYiddish
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