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1. A flight over a specific location, usually at low altitude, as by a formation of military aircraft.
2. Chiefly British An overpass, as on a highway.
Informal Of or relating to the interior region of the United States and Canada, ostensibly regarded as provincial or dull by residents of urban areas along the coasts. Used attributively: a flyover state; flyover cities.


1. (Civil Engineering)
a. an intersection of two roads at which one is carried over the other by a bridge
b. such a bridge
2. (Aeronautics) the US name for fly-past


(ˈflaɪˌoʊ vər)

1. a formation of aircraft flight for observation from the ground.
2. a flight over a specified area.
3. Brit. overpass.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flyover - bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels
bridge, span - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
2.flyover - a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the groundflyover - a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground
flying, flight - an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
شارِع عُلوي فوق شارع آخَر


[ˈflaɪˌəʊvəʳ] N (Brit) (Aut) → paso m elevado, paso m a desnivel (LAm) (US) (= flypast) → desfile m aéreo


[ˈflaɪəʊvər] n (British) (= overpass) → pont m autoroutierfly paper npapier m tue-mouches


[ˈflaɪˌəʊvəʳ] n (Brit) (bridge) → cavalcavia m inv


(flai) past tense flew (fluː) : past participle flown (floun) verb
1. to (make something) go through the air on wings etc or in an aeroplane. The pilot flew (the plane) across the sea.
2. to run away (from). He flew (the country).
3. (of time) to pass quickly. The days flew past.
ˈflyer, ˈflier noun
1. a person who flies an aeroplane etc or is in one.
2. a sheet of paper advertising a product, event etc. handing out flyers to passers-by.
flying saucer
a strange flying object thought possibly to come from another planet.
flying visit
a very short, often unexpected, visit. She paid her mother a flying visit.
frequent flyer/flier noun
a passenger who flies frequently in the same airline and receives bonuses accordingly.
ˈflyleaf noun
a blank page at the beginning or end of a book.
ˈflyover noun
a road etc which is built up so as to cross above another. a flyover across the motorway.
fly in the face of
to oppose or defy; to treat with contempt. He flew in the face of danger.
fly into
suddenly to get into (a rage, a temper etc).
fly off the handle
to lose one's temper.
get off to a flying start
to have a very successful beginning. Our new shop has got off to a flying start.
let fly (often with at)
to throw, shoot or send out violently. He let fly (an arrow) at the target.
send (someone/something) flying
to hit or knock someone or something so that he or it falls down or falls backwards. She hit him and sent him flying.
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The Muscat Municipality is undertaking repair works of 20 flyovers across the governorate in phases.
The ministry hopes the new flyovers will divide up traffic by easing flow.
THE Central government may have invested hundreds of crores to build new flyovers in the national Capital but the flyways have proved to be the deadliest for motorists over the years, especially the ones in south Delhi.
According to officials, the flyover will allow seamless movement of vehicles along three flyovers, while connecting the country's largest and oldest train terminal, Howrah station, to the Kolkata airport.
She said that these vine would increase beauty of metro bus route, adding that Parks and Horticulture Authority was also taking initiatives for beautification of other flyovers in the city.
KARACHI -- Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, taking notice of the slow pace of work at the Malir15 and MalirHalt flyovers, has sought action against the contractors concerned and KMC's engineers whose negligence is causing public inconvenience and affecting governemnt's reputation.
The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has announced that due to the ongoing work to develop flyovers and the road from Darsait to Wadi Al Kabir, the signal intersection of Sheraton Hotel will remain closed and traffic will be diverted to alternative routes from today till the flyover work is completed.
The project involves construction of flyovers as well as improving the interchanges on the road from the end-point of AlQurm road up to Wadi Kabir roundabout.
3 lane flyovers are to be built in the current fiscal year (2013-14) i.
Bhattacharya added that most flyovers in the city were built during the Left Front regime and there was no problem with any of them.
Opposition leader Ashok Bhattacharya rubbished Hakim's claim saying that several flyovers built during the Left regime were operating smoothly and no technical fault was found during the Ultadanga flyover's construction.
The major works consist of the construction of dual two lane carriageway flyovers, dual three lanes carriageway underpass, at-grade Bridge and the new Isa Town Gate monument.