Definition of Flight

1. Noun. A formation of aircraft in flight.

Generic synonyms: Formation

2. Verb. Shoot a bird in flight.
Generic synonyms: Pip, Shoot

3. Noun. An instance of traveling by air. "Flying was still an exciting adventure for him"

4. Verb. Fly in a flock. "Flighting wild geese"
Generic synonyms: Fly, Wing

5. Noun. A stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next.
Exact synonyms: Flight Of Stairs, Flight Of Steps
Generic synonyms: Staircase, Stairway

6. Verb. Decorate with feathers. "Fledge an arrow"
Exact synonyms: Fledge
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament

7. Noun. The act of escaping physically. "His flight was an indication of his guilt"
Exact synonyms: Escape
Generic synonyms: Running Away
Specialized synonyms: Evasion, Break, Breakout, Gaolbreak, Jailbreak, Prison-breaking, Prisonbreak, Getaway, Lam, Exodus, Hegira, Hejira, Skedaddle
Specialized synonyms: Hegira, Hejira, Underground Railroad, Underground Railway
Derivative terms: Escape, Flee

8. Noun. An air force unit smaller than a squadron.
Generic synonyms: Air Unit

9. Noun. Passing above and beyond ordinary bounds. "Flights of imagination"

10. Noun. The path followed by an object moving through space.
Exact synonyms: Trajectory
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Ballistic Trajectory, Ballistics, Gravity-assist

11. Noun. A flock of flying birds.
Generic synonyms: Flock

12. Noun. A scheduled trip by plane between designated airports. "I took the noon flight to Chicago"

Definition of Flight

1. n. The act of flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.

Definition of Flight

1. Noun. The act of flying. ¹

2. Noun. An instance of flying. ¹

3. Noun. A collective term for doves or swallows. ¹

4. 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. ¹

5. Noun. The act of fleeing. (''Flight'' is the noun which corresponds to the verb ''flee''.) ¹

6. Noun. A set of stairs or an escalator. A series of stairs between landings. ¹

7. Noun. A floor which is reached by stairs or escalators. ¹

8. Noun. A feather on an arrow or dart used to help it follow an even path. ¹

9. Noun. A paper plane. ¹

10. Noun. (cricket): The movement of a spinning ball through the air - concerns its speed, trajectory and drift. ¹

11. Noun. The ballistic trajectory of an arrow or other projectile. ¹

12. Noun. An aerodynamic surface designed to guide such a projectile's trajectory. ¹

13. Noun. Act of fleeing of a refugee or a fugitive. ¹

14. Noun. An air force unit. ¹

15. 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. ¹

16. Noun. (engineering) The shaped material forming the thread of a screw. ¹

17. Adjective. (obsolete) Fast, swift. ¹

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Definition of Flight

1. to fly in a flock [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Flight

1. 1. The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying. "Like the night owl's lazy flight." (Shak) 2. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure. "Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter." (Matt. Xxiv. 20) "Fain by flight to save themselves." (Shak) 3. Lofty elevation and excursion;a mounting; a soaing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly. "Could he have kept his spirit to that flight, He had been happy." (Byron) "His highest flights were indeed far below those of Taylor." (Macaulay) 4. 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. "Swift flights of angels ministrant." (Milton) "Like a flight of fowl Scattered winds and tempestuous gusts." (Shak) 5. A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another. 6. A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft. "Challenged Cupid at the flight." (Shak) "Not a flight drawn home E'er made that haste that they have." (Beau. & Fl) 7. The husk or glume of oats. Flight feathers, the wing feathers of a bird, including the quills, coverts, and bastard wing. See Bird. To put to flight, To turn to flight, to compel to run away; to force to flee; to rout. Synonym: Pair, set. See Pair. Origin: AS. Fliht, flyht, a flying, fr. Fleogan to fly; cf. Flyht a fleeing, fr. Fleon to flee, G. Flucht a fleeing, Sw. Flykt, G. Flug a flying, Sw. Flygt, D. Vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. Flugt. See Flee, Fly. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flight

flies the coop
flies the nest
flight (current term)
flight attendant
flight attendants
flight blindness
flight ceiling
flight control
flight crew
flight data recorder
flight deck
flight engineer
flight feather
flight feathers
flight indicator

Literary usage of Flight

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"In conjunction with his son J. flight and Joseph Robson he constructed the apolloni- ... The partnership with Robson was afterwards dissolved, but flight ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"The duplicity with which James had deceived not only William but his own Commissioners, his evident desire to produce disorder, his craven flight —all these ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"THE HEIGHT AND THE VELOCITY OF THE flight OF A FLOCK OF GEESE MIGRATING NORTHWARD. DURING the three days ending March 22d numerous flocks of geese were seen ..."

4. The History of England from the Accession of James II. by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Samuel Austin Allibone (1875)
"He saw his rival, weak, sickly, wounded, swimming the river, struggling through the mud, leading the charge, stopping the flight, grasping the sword with ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"Who of us, as remarked to the translator by an eminent ornithologist, can even now explain the long sustained, peculiar flight of the hawk, ..."

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