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fly·ing

 (flī′ĭng)
adj.
1. Of or relating to aviation: a flying time of three hours between cities.
2. Capable of or engaged in flight: The bat is a flying mammal.
3. Situated, extending, or functioning in the air: a flying deck.
4.
a. Swiftly moving; fleet: played the difficult passage with flying fingers.
b. Done or performed swiftly in or as if in the air: crossed the goal line with a flying leap.
5. Brief; hurried: took a flying glance at the report.
6. Capable of swift deployment or response; extremely mobile.
7. Nautical
a. Set by hoisting from the deck. Used of a sail.
b. Secured only at the corners. Used of a sail.
n.
1. Flight in an aircraft or spacecraft.
2. The piloting or navigation of an aircraft or spacecraft.
Idiom:
with flying colors
With complete or outstanding success: passed the exam with flying colors.

flying

(ˈflaɪɪŋ)
adj
1. (prenominal) hurried; fleeting: a flying visit.
2. (prenominal) designed for fast action
3. (prenominal) moving or passing quickly on or as if on wings: a flying leap; the flying hours.
4. hanging, waving, or floating freely: flying hair.
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical (of a sail) not hauled in tight against the wind
n
6. (Aeronautics) the act of piloting, navigating, or travelling in an aircraft
7. (modifier) relating to, capable of, accustomed to, or adapted for flight: a flying machine.

fly•ing

(ˈflaɪ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. making flight or capable of making flight; passing through the air: a flying insect.
2. floating, waving, or hanging in the air: flying banners.
3. extending through the air.
4. moving swiftly.
5. made while moving swiftly: a flying leap.
6. very hasty or brief; fleeting or transitory: a flying visit.
7. designed or organized for swift movement or action.
8. fleeing; running away.
9. (of a sail) having none of its edges fastened to spars or stays.
n.
10. the act of traveling in or operating an aircraft or spacecraft; flight.
adv.
11. without being fastened to a yard, stay, or the like.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flying - an instance of traveling by airflying - 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
Adj.1.flying - moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult passage with flying fingers"
moving - in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine"
2.flying - hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
hurried - moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste; "a hurried trip to the store"; "the hurried life of a city"; "a hurried job"

flying

adjective
2. fast, running, express, speedy, winged, mobile, rapid, fleet, mercurial He made a flying start to the final.
3. hurried, brief, rushed, fleeting, short-lived, hasty, transitory, fugacious I paid a flying visit to the capital.
Related words
adjective volar

flying

adjective
Accomplished in very little time:
Translations
letečletenje

flying

[ˈflaɪɪŋ]
A. ADJ [glass, debris] → que vuela por los aires
he took a flying leap at the mandio un salto or saltó sobre el hombre
he launched himself in a flying tackle and brought the intruder to the groundse lanzó por el aire or se lanzó en plancha y derribó al intruso
to make a flying visithacer una visita relámpago
to come through (sth) with flying colourssalir airoso (de algo)
he passed all his exams with flying coloursaprobó todos sus exámenes con éxito
to get off to a flying startempezar con muy buen pie
B. N (gen) → vuelo m; (= aviation) → aviación f
I had done 60 hours of flyinghabía realizado 60 horas de vuelo
I don't like flyingno me gusta ir en avión or volar
to have a fear of flyingtener miedo al avión
C. CPD flying boat Nhidroavión m
flying bomb Nbomba f volante
flying buttress Narbotante m
flying doctor Nmédico/a m/f rural (que se traslada en avión)
flying fish Npez m volador
flying fortress Nfortaleza f volante
flying fox Npanique m
flying lesson Nclase f or lección f de vuelo
flying machine Nmáquina f de volar
flying officer Nteniente mf de aviación
flying picket Npiquete m volante or móvil
flying saucer Nplatillo m volante
flying squad N (Brit) → brigada f móvil
flying suit Ntraje m de vuelo
flying time N (= length of journey) → duración f del vuelo; (= hours flown) → horas fpl de vuelo
flying trapeze Ntrapecio m volador

flying

[ˈflaɪɪŋ]
n
(= activity) → aviation f
(= air travel) → l'avion m
He doesn't like flying
BUT Il n'aime pas voyager en avion.
adj
(= winged) [creature] → volant(e)
with flying colours → haut la mainflying ambulance n (= plane) → avion m sanitaire (= helicopter) → hélicoptère m sanitaireflying buttress narc-boutant mflying doctor nmédecin m volant(femme médecin f volant)flying fish npoisson m volantflying machine nmachine f volanteflying picket npiquet m de grève volantflying saucer nsoucoupe f volanteFlying Squad n (British)brigade f volante (de la police judiciaire)flying start n
to get off to a flying start [team, competitor] → prendre un départ en flèche; [scheme, plan] → prendre un excellent départ
The week has got off to a flying start → La semaine a très bien commencé.flying time ntemps m de volflying visit nvisite f éclair inv

flying

adj animalfliegend; glass, debrisherumfliegend
nFliegen nt; he likes flyinger fliegt gerne; he’s afraid of flyinger hat Angst vorm Fliegen or Flugangst

flying

:
flying ambulance
n (= helicopter)Rettungshubschrauber m; (= plane)Rettungsflugzeug nt
flying boat
nFlugboot nt
flying bomb
nV-Rakete f
flying buttress
n (Archit) → Strebebogen m
flying colours, (US) flying colors
pl to pass with flyingglänzend abschneiden
flying doctor
nfliegender Arzt (esp in Australien)
Flying Dutchman
n The flyingder Fliegende Holländer
flying exhibition
nWanderausstellung f
flying fish
flying fox
nFlughund m
flying insect
nFluginsekt nt
flying jacket
nFliegerjacke f
flying leap
n(großer) Satz; to take a flyingeinen großen Satz machen
flying machine
n (old, hum)Flugmaschine f
flying officer
n (Brit) → Oberleutnant m
flying picket
flying saucer
flying squad
flying start
n (Sport) → fliegender Start; to get off to a flying (Sport) → hervorragend wegkommen (inf); (fig)einen glänzenden Start haben
flying suit
nPilotenanzug m
flying time
nFlugzeit f
flying trapeze
nTrapez nt, → Schwebereck nt
flying visit
nBlitzbesuch m, → Stippvisite f

flying

[ˈflaɪɪŋ]
1. adj (gen) → volante
to pass an exam with flying colours → superare un esame con risultati brillanti
to take a flying leap or jump → fare un gran balzo
2. n (action) → volo; (activity) → aviazione f
he doesn't like flying → non gli piace viaggiare in aereo
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