HyperDic: fly

English > 20 senses of the word fly:
VERBmotionfly, wingtravel through the air
motionflymove quickly or suddenly
motionfly, aviate, pilotoperate an airplane
contactflytransport by aeroplane
motionflycause to fly or float
motionflybe dispersed or disseminated
changeflychange quickly from one emotional state to another
motionfly, fell, vanishpass away rapidly
motionflytravel in an airplane
perceptionflydisplay in the air or cause to float
motionfly, flee, take flightrun away quickly
motionflytravel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
contactflyhit a fly
changefly, vanish, vaporizedecrease rapidly and disappear
NOUNanimalflytwo-winged insects characterized by active flight
artifactfly, tent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, tent flapflap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
artifactfly, fly frontan opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth
actfly, fly ball(baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
artifactflyfisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
ADJECTIVEallfly(British informal) not to be deceived / deceived or hoodwinked
fly > pronunciation
Soundsflay'
Rhymesalkali ... walleye: 28 rhymes with lay...
English > fly: 20 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(British informal) not to be deceived / deceived or hoodwinked.
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Broaderalert, watchfulEngaged in or accustomed to close observation
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishavispado, espabilado
Catalaneixerit, espavilat
English > fly: 20 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaningtwo-winged insects characterized by active flight.
Member ofDiptera, order DipteraA large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths
Partsalula, calypterscalelike structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly
Narrowerbee flyhairy nectar-eating fly that resembles a bee
blowfly, blow flylarge usually hairy metallic blue or green fly
flesh fly, Sarcophaga carnariafly whose larvae feed on carrion or the flesh of living animals
gadflyAny of various large flies that annoy livestock
horn fly, Haematobia irritanssmall black European fly introduced into North America
housefly, house fly, Musca domesticaCommon fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases
tachina flybristly fly whose larvae live parasitically in caterpillars and other insects
tsetse fly, tsetse, tzetze fly, tzetze, glossinabloodsucking African fly
Broaderdipterous insect, two-winged insects, dipteran, dipteroninsects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
Spanishmosca
Catalanmosca
Verbsflytravel through the air
English > fly: 20 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningflap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent.
Synonymstent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, tent flap
Part offly tentA tent with a fly front
BroaderflapAny broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge
English > fly: 20 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth.
Synonymfly front
Part ofgarmentAn article of clothing
BroaderopeningA vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
English > fly: 20 senses > noun 4, act
Meaning(baseball) a hit that flies up in the air.
Synonymfly ball
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
NarrowerTexas leaguer(baseball) a fly ball that falls between and infielder and an outfielder
blastA very long fly ball
flare(baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
liner, line drive(baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter
pop fly, pop-fly, pop-upA short high fly ball
Broaderhit, hitting, strikingThe act of contacting one thing with another
Spanishelevado, pelota elevada
Verbsflyhit a fly
English > fly: 20 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningfisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect.
Narrowerdry flyA fly (fisherman's lure) that skims the surface of the water
streamer flyAn artificial fly that has wings extending back beyond the crook of the fishhook
wet flyfisherman's fly that floats under the surface of the water
Broaderfisherman's lure, fish lure(angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTravel through the air; be airborne.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSome big birds fly in the tree; There fly some big birds in the tree
Example"Man cannot fly"
Synonymwing
Entailed byfly, aviate, pilotOperate an airplane
Narrowerbuzzfly low
flightfly in a flock
fly onContinue flying
hoverhang in the air
rackfly in high wind
soarfly upwards or high in the sky
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar toflyTravel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
Spanishvolar
Catalanvolar
Nounsflier, flyersomeone who travels by air
flytwo-winged insects characterized by active flight
flyingan instance of traveling by air
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove quickly or suddenly.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishcorrer, ir volando, volar
Catalanvolar
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningOperate an airplane.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsaviate, pilot
Categoryair travel, aviation, airtravel via aircraft
aircraftA vehicle that can fly
Entailsfly, wingTravel through the air
Entailed bysailplane, soarfly a plane without an engine
Narrowerballoonride / ride in a hot-air balloon
fly blindfly an airplane solely by relying on instruments
fly contactfly a plane by using visible landmarks or points of reference
glidefly in or as if in a glider plane
hang glide, soarfly by means of a hang glider
hedgehop, flat-hatfly very close to the ground
hydroplane, seaplaneglide on the water in a hydroplane
jetfly a jet plane
solofly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers
test flyTest a plane
Broaderoperate, controlHandle and cause to function
Similar toflytransport by aeroplane
flyTravel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
flyTravel in an airplane
Spanishpilotar, pilotear, volar aviones, volar
Catalanpilotar, volar
Nounsflier, flyersomeone who operates an aircraft
flyingan instance of traveling by air
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningtransport by aeroplane.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
Narrowerairlift, liftfly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
Broadertransport, carryMove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
Similar tofly, aviate, pilotOperate an airplane
Spanishenviar por aire, enviar por avión, volar
Catalanvolar
Nounsflyingan instance of traveling by air
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningCause to fly or float.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"fly a kite"
Cause tofloat, drift, be adrift, blowBe in motion due to some air or water current
Narrowerkitefly a kite
Similar toflyDisplay in the air or cause to float
Spanishvolar
Catalannavegar, volar
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 6, motion
MeaningBe dispersed or disseminated.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"Rumors and accusations are flying"
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningchange quickly from one emotional state to another.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"fly into a rage"
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishponerse
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 8, motion
Meaningpass away rapidly.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsfell, vanish
Broaderelapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go alongpass by
Similar tovanish, fly, vaporizedecrease rapidly and disappear
Spanishderribar, desvanecerse, volar
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 9, motion
MeaningTravel in an airplane.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"
  • "Are we driving or flying?"
Categoryair travel, aviation, airtravel via aircraft
Narrowerred-eyeTravel on an overnight flight
BroadertravelUndergo transportation as in a vehicle
Similar tofly, aviate, pilotOperate an airplane
Spanishvolar
Catalanvolar
Nounsflier, flyersomeone who travels by air
flyingan instance of traveling by air
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 10, perception
MeaningDisplay in the air or cause to float.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "fly a kite"
  • "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
Broadershowmake visible or noticeable
Similar toflyCause to fly or float
Spanishvolar
Catalannavegar, volar
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 11, motion
Meaningrun away quickly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsflee, take flight
Narrowerabscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make offrun away
breakmake a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
defect, desertdesert (a cause, a country or an army) , often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
elope, run offrun away secretly with one's beloved
escape, get away, break looserun away from confinement
high-tail, hightailretreat / retreat at full speed
stampederun away in a stampede / stampede
Broaderscat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break awayflee
Spanishecharse el pollo, escapar, evadir, fugarse, huir, volar
Catalananar-se'n, escapar, escapolir-se, evadir-se, evadir, fugir, tocar el dos, volar
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 12, motion
MeaningTravel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThese men fly the river
Example"Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
Broadertravel, journeyTravel upon or across
Similar tofly, wingTravel through the air
fly, aviate, pilotOperate an airplane
Spanishatravesar, volar
Catalantravessar, volar
Nounsflyingan instance of traveling by air
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 13, contact
Meaninghit a fly.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
Spanishelevar
Nounsfly(baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
English > fly: 20 senses > verb 14, change
Meaningdecrease rapidly and disappear.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsvanish, vaporize
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Similar tofly, fell, vanishpass away rapidly
Spanishdesaparecer, desvanecerse, evaporarse, volar
Catalandesaparèixer, volar

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