Definition of Flitting

1. n. A flying with lightness and celerity; a fluttering.



2. n. Contention; strife; scolding; specif., a kind of metrical contest between two persons, popular in Scotland in the 16th century.

Definition of Flitting

1. Verb. (present participle of flit) ¹

2. Noun. (Scotland northern England) The act of moving from one residence to another; moving house. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flitting

1. flit [v] - See also: flit

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flitting

flitten
flitter
flitter-mice
flitter-mouse
flittered
flittering
flittering scotoma
flitterjigs
flittermice
flittermouse
flittern
flitterns
flitters
flittery
flittiness
flitting (current term)
flittingly
flittings
fliver
flivver
flivvers
flix
flixed
flixes
flixing
flixweed
flixweeds
float
float-zone silicon

Literary usage of Flitting

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

1. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart by John Gibson Lockhart (1837)
"THE "flitting" TO ABBOTSFORD — PLANTATIONS — GEORGE THOMSON— ROKEBY AND ... and his answer contains, among other matters, a sketch of the " Forest flitting. ..."

2. Publications by Scotland Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1854)
"I have been very much interrupted in it by other little things, not to mention flitting. The fees come in very tolerably. I have a ' hearing in presence' ..."

3. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1873)
"... and we were relieved from the trouble of watching for rocks, we saw by the flitting clouds, by the first russet tinge on the hills, by the rushing river ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1827)
"... -"-flitting by ; ' This in its buoyant tone rejoices ; The sights, the sounds of remembered year: : •* That softly thrills on ..."

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