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 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.

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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 Some airlines do offer refunds for services not delivered, or other compensation like frequent-flier miles. WSJ, 9 July 2021 Images started circulating on social media earlier this week with a flier promoting an America First rally in Laguna Hills on July 17 featuring Gaetz, R- Fla., and Green, R- Ga. al, 11 July 2021 The Arizona Republican also recently appeared on a fundraiser flier alongside Fuentes that was promoted on social media. Melanie Zanona, CNN, 9 July 2021 The rookie reliever, a Rule 5 selection coming back from Tommy John surgery, felt like more of a look-see flier than a sure contributor when spring training began. BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2021 On Thursday, the Facebook group Find Keegan Oyugi organized a flier distribution event in downtown Chaska followed by a search party on Saturday where volunteers gathered at Warren Butler Park in Savage. Kim Hyatt, Star Tribune, 27 June 2021 Before that, Magnussen had held his own and even led six laps while his team took a flier on a risky fuel strategy. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 22 June 2021 Maybe a few thousand miles’ worth of frequent-flier points? Adam Rogers, Wired, 3 June 2021 Participating does require the airline’s frequent-flier members to upload personal details including their vaccination records. Eric Rosen, Forbes, 24 May 2021

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First Known Use of flier

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Flier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flier. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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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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