HyperDic: flying

English > 3 senses of the word flying:
NOUNactflying, flightan instance of traveling by air
ADJECTIVEallflying, fast-flyingmoving swiftly
allflying, quick, fasthurried and brief
flying > pronunciation
Soundsflay'ihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > flying: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningMoving swiftly.
Examples
  • "fast-flying planes"
  • "played the difficult passage with flying fingers"
Synonymfast-flying
BroadermovingIn motion
Spanishvolador
Catalanvolador
English > flying: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaninghurried and brief.
Examples
  • "paid a flying visit"
  • "took a flying glance at the book"
Synonymsquick, fast
BroaderhurriedMoving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste
Spanishrápido, superficial
English > flying: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn instance of traveling by air.
Example"flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
Synonymflight
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
Verbsflytransport by aeroplane
flytravel through the air
flyoperate an airplane
flytravel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
flytravel in an airplane

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