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flight 1

 (flīt)
n.
1.
a. The motion of an object in or through a medium, especially through the earth's atmosphere or through space.
b. An instance of such motion.
c. The distance covered in such motion: the long flight from Seattle to Little Rock.
2.
a. The act or process of flying through the air by means of wings.
b. The ability to fly: Flight is characteristic of nearly all birds.
3. A swift passage or movement: barely noticed the flight of time.
4. A scheduled airline run or trip into space: the 7:00 flight to New York; the next flight of the space shuttle.
5. A group, especially of birds or aircraft, flying together.
6. A number of aircraft in the US Air Force forming a subdivision of a squadron.
7. A round of competition, as in a sports tournament.
8. An exuberant or transcendent effort or display: a flight of the imagination; flights of oratory.
9. A series of stairs rising from one landing to another.
10. A curved plate or flange that winds in a spiral around the center shaft of an auger, designed to transport loose material upward or backward along the shaft as the auger rotates. Also called flighting.
11. A set of small samples, as of different kinds of wine or beer, that are served at the same time for comparative tasting.
intr.v. flight·ed, flight·ing, flights
To migrate or fly in flocks.

[Middle English, from Old English flyht; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

flight 2

 (flīt)
n.
The act or an instance of running away; an escape.

[Middle English, from Old English *flyht; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

flight

(flaɪt)
n
1. the act, skill, or manner of flying
2. a journey made by a flying animal or object
3. (Aeronautics)
a. a scheduled airline journey
b. an aircraft flying on such a journey
4. a group of flying birds or aircraft: a flight of swallows.
5. (Aeronautics) the basic tactical unit of a military air force
6. (Aeronautics) a journey through space, esp of a spacecraft
7. rapid movement or progress
8. a soaring mental journey above or beyond the normal everyday world: a flight of fancy.
9. (Athletics (Track & Field))
a. a single line of hurdles across a track in a race
b. a series of such hurdles
10. (Zoology) a bird's wing or tail feather; flight feather
11. (Archery) a feather or plastic attachment fitted to an arrow or dart to give it stability in flight
12. (Archery) See flight arrow
13. (Archery) the distance covered by a flight arrow
14. (Cricket) sport esp cricket
a. a flighted movement imparted to a ball, dart, etc
b. the ability to flight a ball
15. (Angling) angling a device on a spinning lure that revolves rapidly
16. a set of steps or stairs between one landing or floor and the next
17. (Breeds) a large enclosed area attached to an aviary or pigeon loft where the birds may fly but not escape
vb
18. (Individual Sports, other than specified) (tr) sport to cause (a ball, dart, etc) to float slowly or deceptively towards its target
19. (Zoology) (intr) (of wild fowl) to fly in groups
20. (Hunting) (tr) to shoot (a bird) in flight
21. (Archery) (tr) to fledge (an arrow or a dart)
[Old English flyht; related to Middle Dutch vlucht, Old Saxon fluht]

flight

(flaɪt)
n
1. the act of fleeing or running away, as from danger
2. put to flight to cause to run away; rout
3. take flight take to flight to run away or withdraw hastily; flee
[Old English flyht (unattested); related to Old Frisian flecht, Old High German fluht, Old Norse flōtti]

flight1

(flaɪt)

n.
1. the act, manner, or power of flying.
2. the distance covered or the course taken by a flying object: the flight of the ball.
3. a trip by an airplane, glider.
4. an airplane making a scheduled trip.
5. a number of beings or things flying or passing through the air together: a flight of geese.
6. the basic tactical unit of military air forces, consisting of two or more aircraft.
7. the act, principles, or technique of flying an airplane.
8. a journey into or through outer space.
9. swift movement.
10. a transcending of the ordinary bounds of the mind: a flight of fancy.
11. a series of steps between one floor or landing of a building and the next.
v.i.
12. (of wild fowls) to fly in coordinated flocks.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English flyht]

flight2

(flaɪt)

n.
an act or instance of fleeing or running away.
Idioms:
1. put to flight, to force to flee or run away; rout.
2. take flight, to retreat; run away; flee.
[1150–1200; Middle English]

flight

1. In Navy and Marine Corps usage, a specified group of aircraft usually engaged in a common mission.
2. The basic tactical unit in the Air Force, consisting of four or more aircraft in two or more elements.
3. A single aircraft airborne on a nonoperational mission.

Flight

 a number of birds or objects flying through the air together; anything resembling a flight of stairs; a flock flying in company. See also bevy, covey, skein.

flight


Past participle: flighted
Gerund: flighting

Imperative
flight
flight
Present
I flight
you flight
he/she/it flights
we flight
you flight
they flight
Preterite
I flighted
you flighted
he/she/it flighted
we flighted
you flighted
they flighted
Present Continuous
I am flighting
you are flighting
he/she/it is flighting
we are flighting
you are flighting
they are flighting
Present Perfect
I have flighted
you have flighted
he/she/it has flighted
we have flighted
you have flighted
they have flighted
Past Continuous
I was flighting
you were flighting
he/she/it was flighting
we were flighting
you were flighting
they were flighting
Past Perfect
I had flighted
you had flighted
he/she/it had flighted
we had flighted
you had flighted
they had flighted
Future
I will flight
you will flight
he/she/it will flight
we will flight
you will flight
they will flight
Future Perfect
I will have flighted
you will have flighted
he/she/it will have flighted
we will have flighted
you will have flighted
they will have flighted
Future Continuous
I will be flighting
you will be flighting
he/she/it will be flighting
we will be flighting
you will be flighting
they will be flighting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flighting
you have been flighting
he/she/it has been flighting
we have been flighting
you have been flighting
they have been flighting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flighting
you will have been flighting
he/she/it will have been flighting
we will have been flighting
you will have been flighting
they will have been flighting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flighting
you had been flighting
he/she/it had been flighting
we had been flighting
you had been flighting
they had been flighting
Conditional
I would flight
you would flight
he/she/it would flight
we would flight
you would flight
they would flight
Past Conditional
I would have flighted
you would have flighted
he/she/it would have flighted
we would have flighted
you would have flighted
they would have flighted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flight - a formation of aircraft in flightflight - a formation of aircraft in flight  
formation - an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
2.flight - an instance of traveling by airflight - an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
aerobatics, stunt flying, stunting, acrobatics - the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
blind flying, blind landing - using only instruments for flying an aircraft because you cannot see through clouds or mists etc.
ballooning - flying in a balloon
fly-by, flypast, flyover - a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground
gliding, sailplaning, soaring, glide, sailing - the activity of flying a glider
maiden flight - the first flight of its kind; "the Stealth bomber made its maiden flight in 1989"
overflight - a flight by an aircraft over a particular area (especially over an area in foreign territory)
pass - a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane turned to make a second pass"
solo - a flight in which the aircraft pilot is unaccompanied
sortie - (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)
low level flight, terrain flight - flight at very low altitudes
3.flight - a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
staircase, stairway - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
4.flight - the act of escaping physicallyflight - the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt"
running away - the act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be
evasion - the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
breakout, gaolbreak, jailbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breaking, break - an escape from jail; "the breakout was carefully planned"
lam, getaway - a rapid escape (as by criminals); "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"
exodus, hegira, hejira - a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
skedaddle - a hasty flight
5.flight - an air force unit smaller than a squadron
air unit - a military unit that is part of the airforce
6.flight - passing above and beyond ordinary bounds; "a flight of fancy"; "flights of rhetoric"; "flights of imagination"
creative thinking, creativeness, creativity - the ability to create
7.flight - the path followed by an object moving through spaceflight - the path followed by an object moving through space
mechanical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects
ballistic trajectory, ballistics - the trajectory of an object in free flight
gravity-assist - (spaceflight) a trajectory that passes close to a planetary body in order to gain energy from its gravitational field
8.flight - a flock of flying birds
flock - a group of birds
9.flight - a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports; "I took the noon flight to Chicago"
connecting flight - a flight with an intermediate stop and a change of aircraft (possibly a change of airlines)
direct flight - a flight with one or more intermediate stops but no change of aircraft
domestic flight - a flight that begins and ends in the same country
international flight - a flight that takes off in one country and lands in another
nonstop, nonstop flight - a flight made without intermediate stops between source and destination; "how many nonstops are there to Dallas?"
redeye, redeye flight - a night flight from which the passengers emerge with eyes red from lack of sleep; "he took the redeye in order to get home the next morning"
trip - a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
Verb1.flight - shoot a bird in flight
pip, shoot - kill by firing a missile
2.flight - fly in a flock; "flighting wild geese"
fly, wing - travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
3.flight - decorate with feathers; "fledge an arrow"
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

flight

1
noun
1. journey, trip, voyage The flight will take four hours.
2. aviation, flying, air transport, aeronautics, aerial navigation Supersonic flight could be come a routine form of travel.
3. flying, winging, mounting, soaring, ability to fly These hawks are magnificent in flight.
4. flock, group, unit, cloud, formation, squadron, swarm, flying group a flight of green parrots
flight of stairs staircase, set of stairs We walked in silence up a flight of stairs.

flight

2
noun escape, fleeing, departure, retreat, exit, running away, exodus, getaway, absconding his secret flight into exile
put something or someone to flight drive off, scatter, disperse, rout, stampede, scare off, send packing, chase off We were put to flight by a herd of bullocks.
take flight run away or off, flee, bolt, abscond, decamp, do a runner (slang), turn tail, do a bunk (Brit. slang), fly the coop (U.S. & Canad. informal), beat a retreat, light out (informal), skedaddle (informal), make a hasty retreat, take a powder (U.S. & Canad. slang), withdraw hastily, take it on the lam (U.S. & Canad. slang) He decided to take flight immediately.

flight

noun
The act or an instance of escaping, as from confinement or difficulty:
Slang: lam.
Translations
رِحْلَةٌ جَوِيَّةطَيَران، تَحْليقطَيران، رِحْلَه جَوِّيَّهمجموعة درج ، مَطْلَع دَرَجمجموعة طيور في الجو
letútěkhejnořada schodůschody
flyvningtræktrappeflokflugt
پرش
lentopakoparviportaatportaikko
let
repülés
flóttiflugfuglahópur; örvadrífastigahluti milli stigapalla eîa hæîa
フライト
비행
barsbēgšanakāpņu posmskrusalidojums
zbor
let
letpoletskupina
flightflygflykt
เที่ยวบิน
chuyến bay

flight

1 [flaɪt]
A. N
1. (Aer) [of bird] → vuelo m; [of bullet] → trayectoria f
how long does the flight take?¿cuánto dura el vuelo?
in flighten vuelo
flights of fancy (fig) → ilusiones fpl
to take flight [bird] → alzar el vuelo
2. (= group) [of birds] → bandada f; [of aircraft] → escuadrilla f
in the top flight (fig) → de primera categoría
3. [of stairs] → tramo m
I walked up six flights of stairssubí seis tramos de escaleras
he lives two flights upvive dos pisos más arriba
B. CPD flight attendant Nauxiliar mf de vuelo or de cabina, aeromozo/a m/f (LAm), sobrecargo mf (Mex), cabinero/a m/f (Col)
flight bag Nbolso m de bandolera
flight crew Ntripulación f
flight deck N (on aircraft carrier) → cubierta f de aterrizaje/despegue; [of aeroplane] → cubierta f de vuelo
flight engineer Nmecánico/a m/f de vuelo
flight lieutenant Nteniente mf de aviación
flight log Ndiario m de vuelo
flight path Ntrayectoria f de vuelo
flight plan Nplan m or carta f de vuelo
flight recorder Nregistrador m de vuelo
flight sergeant N (Brit) → sargento mf de aviación
flight simulator Nsimulador m de vuelo
flight test Nvuelo m de prueba

flight

2 [flaɪt] N (= act of fleeing) → fuga f, huida f
to put to flightahuyentar (Mil) → poner en fuga
to take flightfugarse, huir
a picture of a deer in full flightuna foto de un ciervo en plena huida
the enemy were in full flightel enemigo huía en desbandada
the flight of capitalla fuga de capitales

flight

[ˈflaɪt] n
(= journey) → vol m
a flight to → un vol pour
What time is the flight to Paris? → À quelle heure est le vol pour Paris?
flight 286 → le vol numéro 286
(= flying) → vol m
[bird] → vol m
(= escape) → fuite f
to take flight → prendre la fuite
to put sb to flight → mettre qn en fuite
[steps] → volée f
two flights up → au deuxième étage
a flight of stairs → un escalier
a flight of fancy (= fanciful idea) → une idée folleflight attendant n (= man) → steward m (= woman) → hôtesse f de l'airflight crew néquipage mflight data recorder nenregistreur m des paramètres de vol, enregistreur m des données de volflight deck n [plane] → poste m de pilotage; [aircraft carrier] → pont m d'envolflight engineer nmécanicien(ne) m/f de bord

flight

:
flight attendant
nFlugbegleiter(in) m(f)
flight bag
nSchultertasche f
flight case
nBordcase m
flight control
n (Aviat) → Flugsicherung f; (in aircraft) → Flugsteuerung f, → Steuerfläche f
flight controller
nFluglotse m, → Fluglotsin f
flight crew
nFlugbesatzung f
flight deck
n
(Naut) → Flugdeck nt
(Aviat) → Cockpit nt
flight engineer
nBordingenieur(in) m(f)
flight feather
nSchwungfeder f
flightless
flight lieutenant
n (Brit Aviat) → Oberleutnant mder Luftwaffe
flight log
nBordbuch nt
flight mechanic
nBordmechaniker(in) m(f)
flight number
nFlugnummer f
flight path
nFlugbahn f; (= route)Flugroute f
flight plan
nFlugablaufplan m
flight recorder
flight safety
flight sergeant
nHaupt- or Oberfeldwebel m(der Luftwaffe)
flight simulator
nSimulator m
flight test
nFlugtest m
flight-test
vtim Flug testen, flugtesten

flight

1
n
Flug m; in flight (bird) → im Flug; (Aviat) → in der Luft; to take flight (bird)davonfliegen, auffliegen; the principles of flightdie Prinzipien des Fliegens; I’m getting the next flight to Glasgowich nehme den nächsten Flug or das nächste Flugzeug nach Glasgow
(group, of birds) → Schwarm m, → Schar f; (of aeroplanes)Geschwader nt, → Formation f; to be in the top flight (fig)zur Spitze gehören; the top flight of world tennisdie weltbesten Tennisspieler
(of imagination)Höhenflug m; flight of fancygeistiger Höhenflug
flight (of stairs)Treppe f; he lives six flights uper wohnt sechs Treppen hoch; a flight of hurdleseine Gruppe von Hürden; he fell at the second flighter fiel bei der zweiten Hürde
(on dart, arrow) → Steuerfeder f

flight

2
nFlucht f; to put the enemy to flightden Feind in die Flucht schlagen; to take (to) flightdie Flucht ergreifen; the flight of capital abroaddie Kapitalflucht ins Ausland; to be in full flightHals über Kopf auf der Flucht sein; (fig)auf Hochtouren sein

flight

1 [flaɪt] n
a. (Aer) (gen) → volo; (of bullet) → traiettoria
in flight → in volo
how long does the flight take? → quanto dura il volo?
"flight closing" (Aer) → "volo in chiusura"
flights of fancy (fig) → voli di fantasia
in the top flight (fig) → fra i migliori
b. flight (of stairs)rampa (di scale)
he lives two flights up → abita due piani sopra

flight

2 [flaɪt] n (act of fleeing) → fuga
to put to flight → mettere in fuga
to take flight → darsi alla fuga

flight1

(flait) noun
1. act of flying. the flight of a bird.
2. a journey in a plane. How long is the flight to New York?
3. a number of steps or stairs. A flight of steps.
4. a number of birds etc flying or moving through the air. a flight of geese; a flight of arrows.
ˈflighty adjective
(usually of girls and women) with easily changed ideas; not thinking deeply; always looking for amusement.
flight deck
1. the upper deck of an aircraft carrier where planes take off or land.
2. the forward part of an aeroplane where the pilot and crew sit.
in flight
flying. Have you seen the geese in flight?

see also fly2.

flight2

(flait) noun
the act of fleeing or running away from an enemy, danger etc. The general regarded the flight of his army as a disgrace.
put to flight
to cause (someone) to flee or run away. the army put the rebels to flight.

flight

رِحْلَةٌ جَوِيَّة let fly Flug πτήση vuelo lento vol let volo フライト 비행 vlucht flyvning lot voo полет flyg เที่ยวบิน uçuş chuyến bay 班机

flight

n. escape, fuga; vuelo; trayectoria; viaje aéreo.
References in classic literature ?
No notice was taken of Amy's flight, except by her mates, but the sharp-eyed demoiselles discovered that Mr.
Tom Willard went briskly along the hallway and down a flight of stairs to the office.
I picked up my shoes and stockings and followed her through the living-room and down a flight of stairs into a basement.
His attitude was one of hopeless resignation as he looked toward a distant bird winging its flight away from him.
The woods are full of deer-paths which run to the streams and licks, places well known to everybody; nor have the geese done their flight to the Canada waters altogether
The river was difficult to cross, and many were killed in the flight, some just entering the river, some in the water, others after crossing in ascending the cliffs.
Thither the bees came, however, and plunged into the squash-blossoms, as if there were no other squash-vines within a long day's flight, or as if the soil of Hepzibah's garden gave its productions just the very quality which these laborious little wizards wanted, in order to impart the Hymettus odor to their whole hive of New England honey.
Its front is ornamented with a portico of half-a-dozen wooden pillars, supporting a balcony, beneath which a flight of wide granite steps descends towards the street Over the entrance hovers an enormous specimen of the American eagle, with outspread wings, a shield before her breast, and, if I recollect aright, a bunch of intermingled thunder- bolts and barbed arrows in each claw.
The fireflies, too, which sparkled most vividly in the darkest places, now and then startled him, as one of uncommon brightness would stream across his path; and if, by chance, a huge blockhead of a beetle came winging his blundering flight against him, the poor varlet was ready to give up the ghost, with the idea that he was struck with a witch's token.
I scarce know how to put my story into words that shall be a credible picture of my state of mind; but I was in these days literally able to find a joy in the extraordinary flight of heroism the occasion demanded of me.
Then the Captain knows that Jonah is a fugitive; but at the same time resolves to help a flight that paves its rear with gold.
Now to this hand, now to that, he yawed in his faltering flight, and still at every billow that he broke, he spasmodically sank in the sea, or sideways rolled towards the sky his one beating fin.