fli·​er | \ ˈflī(-ə)r How to pronounce flier (audio) \
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Definition of flier

1 : one that flies She's a frequent flier on that airline. specifically : airman He was a flier on an aircraft carrier.
2 : a reckless or speculative venture usually used in the phrase take a flierHe took a flier in politics soon after getting his degree.
3 usually flyer : an advertising circular Flyers announcing the concert were distributed throughout the city.

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Examples of flier in a Sentence

These birds are graceful fliers. They distributed flyers announcing the concert throughout the city.
Recent Examples on the Web Derrick Edwards, 48, grabbed a fire safety flier from an officer on his porch Tuesday evening, laughing. Emily Davies, Washington Post, "Unprecedented fireworks boom spreads across D.C. ahead of July 4," 2 July 2020 After the debate, a flier appeared featuring photos of Willis, two-time mayoral candidate Mary Norwood, now chairwoman of the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods, and President Donald Trump in which Willis is labeled as a Republican. Christian Boone, ajc, "Hotly contested Fulton DA race gets personal," 10 June 2020 On a front door to a nearby apartment building, someone pasted a police flier announcing a $25,000 reward for Davon’s killer next to a Black Lives Matter poster. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "On a D.C. street beset by gun violence, calls to fix policing, not defund it," 10 July 2020 With a regionalized schedule – the Reds will play National League and American League Central teams exclusively – teams in the division won’t have to use many frequent flier miles. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, "David Bell says Cincinnati Reds camp intensity is 'above and beyond' expectations," 10 July 2020 While your frequent-flier miles and status should be safe through at least 2021, surcharges for changing or canceling a ticket will eventually come back. Rachel King, Fortune, "Prepare for departure: What you should know about summer travel in 2020," 3 July 2020 When asked about the flier, Inslee repeated his calls to wear masks and socially distance wherever required by law. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, "Inslee urges residents to wear masks amid Washington COVID-19 surge," 1 July 2020 Is that a frequent kind of flier in your advice column? Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Podcast: Daniel M. Lavery on why the dinner table is a classic setting for melodrama," 29 June 2020 If the flier doesn't have a face mask, the crew will offer one. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, "U.S. Airlines Will Ban Fliers Who Refuse to Wear Face Masks," 16 June 2020

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First Known Use of flier

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flier was in the 15th century

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“Flier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flier. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of flier

: a person or animal that flies
: a piece of paper that has something printed on it (such as an advertisement or an announcement) and that is given to many people


variants: or flyer \ ˈflī-​ər \

Kids Definition of flier

1 : a person or thing that flies
2 usually flyer : a printed sheet containing information or advertising that is given to many people

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