flying


1flying

adjective

: moving or able to move in the air

Full Definition of FLYING

1
a :  moving or capable of moving in the air
b :  moving or made by moving rapidly <flying feet> <a flying leap>
c :  very brief
2
:  intended for ready movement or action <a flying squad car>
3
:  having stylized wings —used especially of livestock brand marks
4
:  of or relating to the operation of aircraft <a flying club>
5
:  traversed or to be traversed (as in speed-record trials) after a running start <a flying kilometer>
with flying colors
:  with complete or eminent success

Examples of FLYING

  1. a story about a flying car
  2. <a flying attempt at finishing the work>

First Known Use of FLYING

before 12th century

Rhymes with FLYING

2flying

noun

: the activity of traveling in an aircraft

Full Definition of FLYING

1
:  travel by air
2
:  the operation of an aircraft or spacecraft

Examples of FLYING

  1. <had never had the slightest fear of flying>

First Known Use of FLYING

1548

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