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Definitions of flight

  1. 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"
  2. shoot a bird in flight
  3. a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports; " I took the noon flight to Chicago"
  4. an instance of traveling by air; " flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
  5. passing above and beyond ordinary bounds; " a flight of fancy"; " flights of rhetoric"; " flights of imagination"
  6. an air force unit smaller than a squadron
  7. a formation of aircraft in flight
  8. a flock of flying birds
  9. the path followed by an object moving through space
  10. fly in a flock, as of wild geese
  11. decorate with feathers; " fledge an arrow"
  12. fly in a flock; " flighting wild geese"
  13. The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.
  14. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure.
  15. 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.
  16. A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.
  17. A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft.
  18. The husk or glume of oats.
  19. Lofty elevation and excursion; a mounting; a soaing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.
  20. The act, process, manner, or power of flying; hasty departure; birds flying together; a soaring forth; the ascent of an airplane; a distance traveled by an airplane; the distance traveled by a projectile; a shower or volley; a series of steps.
  21. 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.
  22. Act of flying; sally; flock of birds flying; volley of arrows; act of fleeing; hasty departure.
  23. The act, process, or power of flying or of fleeing; swift movement; the distance traveled, as by a projectile.
  24. A flock or swarm of flying creatures.
  25. A lofty and sustained effort.
  26. An ascent or series, as of stairs.
  27. The husks or glume of oats.
  28. The act of fleeing; hasty departure; the act of flying; manner of flying; removal by flying; a number, specially of birds, flying together; the birds produced in the same season; a volley, as of arrows; a soaring; excursion; extravagant sally, as a flight of folly; a series of steps.
  29. A hasty removal; the act of flying or fleeing; a volley or shower, as of darts or arrows; an excursion, as a flight of the imagination; a mounting; a soaring; an extravagant sally, as of ambition; space passed, as by flying; a flock of birds or winged creatures; birds produced in the same season; a series, as stairs.
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Usage examples for flight

  1. Am I so unfortunate as to put you to flight? – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  2. But Doctor Naudin will come every day to see you, and on the day of your flight I shall be by your side. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  3. First, I must ask you to take it for granted that I am right in believing that Prentice was ignorant of her Ladyship's flight. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  4. " It would seem like flight, my darling. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  5. But your flight is what everyone has been wondering over. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  6. The frightened people paused in their flight to watch. – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  7. Puts it to flight. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  8. 4. What view was taken of the Governor's flight? – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  9. He had never seen them in such eager flight. – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  10. So come and dare the flight! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. She thought to escape him, by flight across Europe? – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  12. It had been on such a day as this when there would be no danger, that he had taken her for her first flight. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  13. He knew that his departure would seem like flight, but he could not help that. – The Explorer by W. Somerset Maugham
  14. Dear soul, she will never know how much it cost me, but I knew that my only safety lay in flight. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  15. He took to flight, and the others ran after him. – Eskimo Folktales by Unknown
  16. " That is a long flight of the fancy," said Norman. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  17. Why should her flight ever trouble him? – The Fatal Glove by Clara Augusta Jones Trask
  18. Pamela If it were only to save your life, whoever you are, I would do a good deal; but what assistance could I be to you in your flight! – Pamela Giraud by Honore de Balzac
  19. The one idea in her mind was therefore flight. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  20. At the end of his flight of gratitude there was nothing- a blank, a hollow space. – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
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