What does flight mean?

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Flight(n.)

    a trip made by or in a flying vehicle, as an airplane, spacecraft, or aeronautical balloon.

    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.]

  2. Flight(n.)

    A scheduled flight on a commercial airline; as, the next flight leaves at 8 o'clock.

    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.]

Wiktionary

  1. flight(Noun)

    The act of flying.

    Birds are capable of flight

    Etymology: From flyht.

  2. flight(Noun)

    An instance of flying.

    The migrating birds' flight took them to Africa.

    Etymology: From flyht.

  3. flight(Noun)

    A collective term for doves or swallows.

    Etymology: From flyht.

  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.

    Etymology: From flyht.

  5. flight(Noun)

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

    take flight

    Etymology: From flyht.

  6. flight(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From flyht.

  7. flight(Noun)

    A floor which is reached by stairs or escalators.

    How many flights is it up?

    Etymology: From flyht.

  8. flight(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From flyht.

  9. flight(Noun)

    A paper plane.

    Etymology: From flyht.

  10. flight(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From flyht.

  11. flight(Noun)

    The ballistic trajectory of an arrow or other projectile.

    Etymology: From flyht.

  12. flight(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From flyht.

  13. flight(Noun)

    Act of fleeing of a refugee or a fugitive.

    Etymology: From flyht.

  14. flight(Noun)

    An air force unit.

    Etymology: From flyht.

  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.

    Etymology: From flyht.

  16. flight(Noun)

    The shaped material forming the thread of a screw.

    Etymology: From flyht.

  17. flight(Adjective)

    Fast, swift.

    Etymology: 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

    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.]

  2. Flight(noun)

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

    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.]

  3. Flight(noun)

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  5. Flight(noun)

    a series of steps or stairs from one landing to another

    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.]

  6. Flight(noun)

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

    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.]

  7. Flight(noun)

    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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flight

    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. flyhtfléogan.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flight

    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

  1. flight

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. flight

    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

  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

How to pronounce flight?

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How to say flight in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flight in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of flight in a Sentence

  1. John Milton:

    But wherefore thou alone Wherefore with theeCame not all hell broke loose Is pain to themLess pain, less to be fled, or thou than theyLess hardy to endure Courageous chief,The first in flight from pain, hadst thou allegedTo thy deserted host this cause of flight,Thou surely hadst not come sole fugitive.

  2. Ismail Shukri:

    The airport at Misrata is still working normally. A flight has just taken off.

  3. Nathan Wenzler:

    Germany is central to the rest of the European Union, which minimizes overall travel time to reach physical locations in any other country there. Since the types of attacks described [in the WikiLeaks documents] required physical access to computers, being able to get there quickly via train or other forms of transportation would be vital, even a one-hour flight to reach a neighboring major city would allow for faster response than, say, a seven-hour flight from the east coast of the U.S.

  4. Vince Reffett:

    We are so happy we achieved this incredible flight, it's the result of extremely thorough teamwork, where each small step generated huge results. Everything was planned to the split second, and I was overjoyed by the progress that was achieved. It is another step in a long-term project. One of the next objectives is to land back on the ground after a flight at altitude, without needing to open a parachute. It's being worked on.

  5. Oscar Munoz:

    It's been a long journey, today's agreement honors the invaluable role that our flight attendants contribute to United's success.

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