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Variant of flier.


(ˈflaɪə) or


1. a person or thing that flies or moves very fast
2. (Aeronautics) an aviator or pilot
3. informal a long flying leap; bound
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a fast-moving machine part, esp one having periodic motion
5. (Building) a rectangular step in a straight flight of stairs. Compare winder5
6. athletics an informal word for flying start
7. chiefly US a speculative business transaction
8. a small handbill


or fly•er

(ˈflaɪ ər)

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flyer - an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distributionflyer - 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
2.flyer - someone who travels by air
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
3.flyer - someone who operates an aircraftflyer - 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


1. (Old-fashioned) pilot, aeronaut, airman or airwoman, aviator or aviatrix escape lines for shot-down allied flyers
2. air traveller, air passenger regular business flyers
3. handbill, bill, notice, leaf, release, literature (informal), leaflet, advert (Brit. informal), circular, booklet, pamphlet, handout, throwaway (U.S.), promotional material, publicity material posters, newsletters and flyers
4. jump, spring, bound, leap, hurdle, vault, jeté, flying or running jump At this point he took a flyer off the front.
5. goer, runner, sprinter, racer, scorcher (informal), speed demon or merchant (informal) This horse is a real flyer.
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(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 ?
I did the hurdles over two or three garden-walls, but so did the flyer who was on my tracks, and he drove me back into the straight and down to High Street like any lamplighter.
In the Hellespont we saw where Leander and Lord Byron swam across, the one to see her upon whom his soul's affections were fixed with a devotion that only death could impair, and the other merely for a flyer, as Jack says.
In aerial war the stronger side, even supposing it destroyed the main battle fleet of the weaker, had then either to patrol and watch or destroy every possible point at which he might produce another and perhaps a novel and more deadly form of flyer.
The wings of these flyers had bat-like hooks forward, by which they were to cling to their antagonist's gas-chambers while boarding him.
For a minute or so I clung there to my battered flyer, now useless beyond redemption, my brain numbed by the frightful catastrophe that had befallen me.
The oldest girls are eagerly perusing the financial reports, for a certain young man remarked last Sunday night that he had taken a flyer in Q.
There are sailors, too, who would have been roughly outspoken: "Lazy brute," or openly de- lighted: "She's a flyer.
If I get by degrees to be a higher- flyer at Fashion, then Mrs Boffin will by degrees come for'arder.
Cut up by the two-thousand-revolutions- a-minute flyers, and mixed with half a ton of other meat, no odor that ever was in a ham could make any difference.
The Volta Flyer solar project officially debuts via Kickstarter on November 17th (https://www.
Breeze Real Estate Flyer Maker is compatible all iPads running iOS 7 and allows the user to create, save and print their own real estate flyer templates, forms and feature sheets directly to any AirPrint compatible printer.
Shopping-link Flyer is based on a mechanism that takes the location information listed in the e-flyer and uses uniquely developed DNP technology to form an automatic link with the URL of the e-commerce site marketing the product.