HyperDic: flight

English > 12 senses of the word flight:
NOUNgroupflighta formation of aircraft in flight
actflight, flyingan instance of traveling by air
artifactflight, flight of stairs, flight of stepsa stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
actflight, escapethe act of escaping physically
groupflightan air force unit smaller than a squadron
cognitionflightpassing above and beyond ordinary bounds
phenomenonflight, trajectorythe path followed by an object moving through space
groupflighta flock of flying birds
actflighta scheduled trip by plane between designated airports
VERBsocialflightshoot a bird in flight
motionflightfly in a flock
creationflight, fledgedecorate with feathers
flight > pronunciation
Soundsflay't
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > flight: 12 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA formation of aircraft in flight.
BroaderformationAn arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
Spanishescuadrilla
English > flight: 12 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn instance of traveling by air.
Synonymflying
Narroweracrobatics, aerobatics, stunting, stunt flyingThe performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
ballooningflying in a balloon
blind flying, blind landingUsing only instruments for flying an aircraft because you cannot see through clouds or mists etc.
flyover, fly-by, flypastA flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground
glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailingThe activity of flying a glider
maiden flightThe first flight of its kind
overflightA flight by an aircraft over a particular area (especially over an area in foreign territory)
passA flight or run by an aircraft over a target
soloA flight in which the aircraft pilot is unaccompanied
sortie(military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)
terrain flight, low level flightFlight at very low altitudes
Broaderair travel, aviation, airtravel via aircraft
Spanishvuelo
Catalanvol
Verbsflightfly in a flock
flightshoot a bird in flight
English > flight: 12 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next.
Synonymsflight of stairs, flight of steps
Broaderstairway, staircaseA way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
Spanishtramo
English > flight: 12 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of escaping physically.
Example "his flight was an indication of his guilt"
Synonymescape
InstancesHegira, HejiraThe flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 which marked the beginning of the Muslim era
Underground Railroad, Underground RailwaySecret aid to escaping slaves that was provided by abolitionists in the years before the American Civil War
Narrowerbreak, breakout, jailbreak, gaolbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breakingAn escape from jail
evasionThe act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
exodus, hegira, hejiraA journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
getaway, lamA rapid escape (as by criminals)
skedaddleA hasty flight
Broaderrunning awayThe act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be
Spanishescapada, escape, fuga, huida
Catalanescapada, escapament, fuga, fugida
Verbsfleerun away quickly
English > flight: 12 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningAn air force unit smaller than a squadron.
Broaderair unitA military unit that is part of the airforce
English > flight: 12 senses > noun 6, cognition
MeaningPassing above and beyond ordinary bounds.
Examples
  • "a flight of fancy"
  • "flights of rhetoric"
  • "flights of imagination"
Broadercreativity, creativeness, creative thinkingThe ability to create
English > flight: 12 senses > noun 7, phenomenon
MeaningThe path followed by an object moving through space.
Synonymtrajectory
Narrowerballistics, ballistic trajectoryThe 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
Broadermechanical phenomenonA physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion / motion of objects
Spanishtrayectoria
Catalantrajectòria
English > flight: 12 senses > noun 8, group
MeaningA flock of flying birds.
BroaderflockA group of birds
Spanishbandada, vuelo
Catalanvol
Verbsflightfly in a flock
English > flight: 12 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningA scheduled trip by plane between designated airports.
Example"I took the noon flight to Chicago"
Narrowerconnecting flightA flight with an intermediate stop and a change of aircraft (possibly a change of airlines)
direct flightA flight with one or more intermediate stops but no change of aircraft
domestic flightA flight that begins and ends in the same country
international flightA flight that takes off in one country and lands in another
nonstop flight, nonstopA flight made without intermediate stops between source and destination
redeye, redeye flightA night flight from which the passengers emerge with eyes red from lack of sleep / sleep
BroadertripA journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
Spanishvuelo
Catalanvol
English > flight: 12 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningShoot a bird in flight.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadershoot, pipkill by firing a missile
Nounsflightan instance of traveling by air
English > flight: 12 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningfly in a flock.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"flighting wild geese"
Broaderfly, wingTravel through the air
Spanishvolar en bandada
Nounsflightan instance of traveling by air
flighta flock of flying birds
English > flight: 12 senses > verb 3, creation
Meaningdecorate with feathers.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymfledge
Broaderdecorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifymake more attractive by adding ornament, colour / colour, etc.
Spanishemplumecer, volar en bandadas

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