Definitions of flight

  1. shoot a bird in flight
  2. fly in a flock, as of wild geese
  3. The husks or glume of oats.
  4. a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports; " I took the noon flight to Chicago"
  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. decorate with feathers; " fledge an arrow"
  10. fly in a flock; " flighting wild geese"
  11. The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.
  12. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure.
  13. 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.
  14. A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.
  15. A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft.
  16. The husk or glume of oats.
  17. Lofty elevation and excursion; a mounting; a soaing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Act of flying; sally; flock of birds flying; volley of arrows; act of fleeing; hasty departure.
  21. The act, process, or power of flying or of fleeing; swift movement; the distance traveled, as by a projectile.
  22. A flock or swarm of flying creatures.
  23. A lofty and sustained effort.
  24. An ascent or series, as of stairs.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.