flier

noun fli·er \ ˈflī(-ə)r \
variants: or less commonly

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 flier
  • He 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.

Examples of flier in a Sentence

  1. These birds are graceful fliers.

  2. They distributed flyers announcing the concert throughout the city.

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First Known Use of flier

15th century

flier Synonyms

Synonyms
adventure, chance, crapshoot, enterprise, gamble (also flyer), flutter [chiefly British], speculation, throw, venture
Antonyms
sure thing
Related Words
bet, hazard, stake, wager; liberty; dark horse, long shot, play

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FLIER Defined for English Language Learners

flier

noun

Definition of flier for English Language Learners

  • : 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


FLIER Defined for Kids

flier

noun fli·er
variants: or flyer \ˈflī-ər\

Definition of flier for Students

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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