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flight

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noun, often attributive \ˈflīt\

Definition of flight

  1. 1 a :  an act or instance of passing through the air by the use of wings <the flight of a bee> b :  the ability to fly <flight is natural to birds>

  2. 2 a :  a passing through the air or through space outside the earth's atmosphere b :  the distance covered in such a flight c :  swift movement

  3. 3 a :  a trip made by or in an airplane or spacecraft b :  a scheduled airplane trip

  4. 4 :  a group of similar beings or objects flying through the air together

  5. 5 :  a brilliant, imaginative, or unrestrained exercise or display <a flight of fancy>

  6. 6 a :  a continuous series of stairs from one landing or floor to another b :  a series (as of terraces or conveyors) resembling a flight of stairs

  7. 7 :  a unit of the United States Air Force below a squadron

flightless

play \-ləs\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of flight

Middle English, from Old English flyht; akin to Middle Dutch vlucht flight, Old English flēogan to fly


First Known Use: before 12th century

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flight

verb

Definition of flight

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  flush

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to rise, settle, or fly in a flock <geese flighting on the marsh>



1571

First Known Use of flight

1571


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flight

noun

Definition of flight

  1. :  an act or instance of running away



Origin and Etymology of flight

Middle English fluht, fliht; akin to Old High German fluht flight, Old English flēon to flee


First Known Use: 13th century



FLIGHT Defined for Kids

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flight

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noun \ˈflīt\

Definition of flight for Students

  1. 1 :  an act of passing through the air by the use of wings <the flight of a bee>

  2. 2 :  a passing through the air or space <a balloon flight> <the flight of a space shuttle>

  3. 3 :  a trip by an airplane or spacecraft <a flight to Chicago> <a flight to Mars>

  4. 4 :  a group of similar things flying through the air together <a flight of ducks>

  5. 5 :  an extraordinary display <a flight of imagination>

  6. 6 :  a series of stairs from one level or floor to the next




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flight

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noun

Definition of flight for Students

  1. :  the act of running away





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