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flight

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noun \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

flight·less play \-ləs\ adjective


Origin 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 of flight

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


First Known Use: 13th century



FLIGHTLESS Defined for Kids

flightless

adjective flight·less \ˈflīt-ləs\

Definition of flightless

  1. :  unable to fly <Penguins are flightless birds.>





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