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 Diners should bring a flier -- available from the shelter -- to the restaurant. cleveland, "Despite coronavirus pandemic, cities still observe Memorial Day: Sun Postings," 24 May 2020 For his rally in Sunrise, the Trump campaign was asking $15,000 for a VIP ticket and photo opportunity, according to a flier obtained by the Wall Street Journal. Skyler Swisher, sun-sentinel.com, "South Florida is the bluest part of Florida. So why is Trump stumping for votes in the ‘People’s Republic of Broward’?," 5 Dec. 2019 Having netted 21 goals and registered 17 assists for Chelsea last season, Hazard will be hoping to bring his Premier League form to Spain and get life at the Bernabeu off to a flier this weekend. SI.com, "Eden Hazard Purchases €11m La Finca Mansion as Belgian Settles Into Life in Madrid," 16 Aug. 2019 An apparent recruitment flier for the group was found last year in a Texas high school. Stella Chan And Scottie Andrew, CNN, "A man wore what appeared to be a KKK white hood on a trip to the grocery store," 5 May 2020 Beginning May 11, fliers are responsible for bringing their own masks, according to its announcement, but the airline will have a supply on hand for anyone who forgets. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "These airlines now require face masks for passengers," 1 May 2020 Missing person fliers were posted at several businesses in the area. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Man found dead inside Cleveland grocery store’s air ducts, police say," 29 Apr. 2020 Disappearing fliers Dragonflies are important to their environments both as predators (particularly of mosquitos) and as prey to birds and fish. National Geographic, "Dragonflies," 28 Apr. 2020 In recent decades, airlines have made huge amounts of money from stratifying their passengers, encouraging fliers to pay for the privileges that come with a higher boarding group or a loftier status. Kanishk Tharoor, The New Republic, "The Exclusivity Economy," 21 Apr. 2020

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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 2 Jun. 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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