flight

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[flight]

An instance of traveling by air

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The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.

Noun
the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt"

Noun
a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports; "I took the noon flight to Chicago"

Noun
an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"

Noun
a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next

Noun
passing above and beyond ordinary bounds; "a flight of fancy"; "flights of rhetoric"; "flights of imagination"

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Noun
an air force unit smaller than a squadron

Noun
a formation of aircraft in flight

Noun
a flock of flying birds

Noun
the path followed by an object moving through space

Verb
decorate with feathers; "fledge an arrow"

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fly in a flock; "flighting wild geese"

Verb
shoot a bird in flight


n.
The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.

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The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure.

n.
Lofty elevation and excursion;a mounting; a soa/ing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.

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A number of beings or things passing through the air together; especially, a flock of birds flying in company; the birds that fly or migrate together; the birds produced in one season; as, a flight of arrows.

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A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.

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A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft.

n.
The husk or glume of oats.


Flight

Flight , n. [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr. fle'a2gan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. fle'a2n to flee, G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt, D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. &root;84. See Flee, Fly.] 1. The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.
Like the night owl's lazy flight.
2. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure.
Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
Fain by flight to save themselves.
3. Lofty elevation and excursion;a mounting; a soaing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.
Could he have kept his spirit to that flight, He had been happy.
His highest flights were indeed far below those of Taylor.
4. A number of beings or things passing through the air together; especially, a flock of birds flying in company; the birds that fly or migrate together; the birds produced in one season; as, a flight of arrows. Swift.
Swift flights of angels ministrant.
Like a flight of fowl Scattered winds and tempestuous gusts.
5. A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another. Parker. 6. A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft. [Obs.]
Challenged Cupid at the flight.
Not a flight drawn home E'er made that haste that they have.
7. The husk or glume of oats. [Prov. Eng.] Wright. Flight feathers (Zo'94l.), the wing feathers of a bird, including the quills, coverts, and bastard wing. See Bird. -- To put to flight, To turn to flight, to compel to run away; to force to flee; to rout. Syn. -- Pair; set. See Pair.

The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.

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Usage Examples

Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.

I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real.

I used to skip out of high school and go flying. It was just one of those things, I thought it was kind of a cool thing to do. I never thought about doing that as a profession, but I started checking things out and I found out there was a flight school down in Daytona Beach, called Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

And just when we were at the end of our design process there was the news that the Italian government and the U.S. government had signed an agreement to fly the first Italian astronaut on that flight.

I had a flight trainer who is one of the biggest and most famous helicopter pilots the world.

Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.

It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Don't get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.

All in all, for someone who was immersed in, fascinated by, and dedicated to flight, I was disappointed by the wrinkle in history that had brought me along one generation late. I had missed all the great times and adventures in flight.

I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene.

Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God, I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane. I said, if I have a stroke on a plane, I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane. I want a real doctor.

If they want to talk about aliens and anything like that... that's part of the gift God gave us. That's what makes life exciting. We're pretty stuck, you know. What gives flight to our life is our imagination.

I'll always remember when I bumped into Good Morning America's Robin Roberts on a flight to my mother's funeral in 1994, and how kind she was during that difficult time.

Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values, we believed, than in a flight underground. We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.

First I shall name the eagle, of which there are three species: the great grey eagle is the largest, of great strength and high flight he chiefly preys on fawns and other young quadrupeds.

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