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fli·er

also fly·er  (flī′ər)
n.
1. One, such as an insect or bird, that flies with wings.
2. The pilot of an aircraft.
3. A passenger in an aircraft: special fares for business fliers.
4. A pamphlet or circular for mass distribution.
5. A step in a straight stairway.
6. Informal A daring venture.
7. often flyer
a. Australian A female kangaroo.
b. Australian An exceptionally swift kangaroo.

flier

(ˈflaɪə)
n
a variant spelling of flyer

fli•er

or fly•er

(ˈflaɪ ər)

n.
1. one that flies.
2. an aviator or pilot.
3. a small handbill; circular.
4. a risky or speculative venture.
5. one of the steps in a straight flight of stairs.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flier - someone who travels by air
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
2.flier - someone who operates an aircraftflier - someone who operates an aircraft  
airwoman, aviatress, aviatrix - a woman aviator
airplane pilot, pilot - someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
3.flier - an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distributionflier - an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing - a public promotion of some product or service
stuffer - an advertising circular that is enclosed with other material and (usually) sent by mail

flier

see flyer
Translations
طَيّاروَرَقة دعايَه
flugmaîur
letec

flier

[ˈflaɪəʳ] N
1.aviador(a) m/f
2. (US) → folleto m, volante m (LAm)

flier

flyer [ˈflaɪər] n
(= pilot) → aviateur/trice m/f
(= passenger) → passager/ère m/f (d'un avion)
(= handbill) → prospectus m

flier

n
(Aviat: = pilot) → Flieger(in) m(f); to be a good/bad flier (person)das Fliegen gut/nicht vertragen; (bird)ein guter/schlechter Flieger sein
(dated US) (= train)Schnellzug m; (= fast coach)Expressbus m
to take a flier (Brit, = leap) → einen Riesensprung or -satz machen; (= fall)der Länge nach hinfallen
(Brit: = flying start) → fliegender Start; he got a flierer hat einen fliegenden Start gemacht
(= leaflet)Flugblatt nt

flier

[ˈflaɪəʳ] naviatore/trice

fly2

(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.
References in classic literature ?
Straight for his flier he would leap while those of his comrades who fought near by would rush to cover his escape.
But always, it seemed, were the black pirates of Barsoom victorious, and the girl, brought miraculously unharmed through the conflict, borne away into the outer darkness upon the deck of a swift flier.
I was thoroughly familiar with the mechanism of every known make of flier on Barsoom.
As I toppled from the tower into the horrid abyss below I counted myself already dead; and Thurid must have done likewise, for he evidently did not even trouble himself to look after me, but must have turned and mounted the waiting flier at once.
Presently, however, there came to my ears the whirring of the propellers of a flier, and as each moment the sound grew fainter I realized that the party had proceeded toward the south without assuring themselves as to my fate.
Far out across the ochre sea-bottoms beyond the twin cities of Helium raced the swift flier of Tara of Helium.
At the recurring thought, Tara of Helium could feel her whole body burning with scarlet shame and then she went suddenly white and cold with rage; whereupon she turned her flier about so abruptly that she was all but torn from her lashings upon the flat, narrow deck.
He had come alone in a small flier, sure of the same welcome that always awaited him at Ptarth.
To Thuvan Dihn he explained that he had been but testing an invention of his own with which his flier was equipped--a clever improvement of the ordinary Martian air compass, which, when set for a certain destination, will remain constantly fixed thereon, making it only necessary to keep a vessel's prow always in the direction of the compass needle to reach any given point upon Barsoom by the shortest route.
Several others attempted to escape, but they were soon surrounded by thousands of tiny individual fliers, and above each hung a monster battleship of Helium ready to drop boarding parties upon their decks.
There was an extremely pathetic side to the surrender of these mighty fliers, the result of an age-old custom which demanded that surrender should be signalized by the voluntary plunging to earth of the commander of the vanquished vessel.
As a consequence, the Northern and North-western upper levels have been practically abandoned, and the high fliers have returned to the ignoble security of the Three, Five, and Six hundred foot levels.