flight


flight
flight
flight1 [flīt]
n.
[ME fliht < OE flyht (akin to OS fluht, Du vlucht) < base of fleogan, FLY1]
1. the act, manner, or power of flying or moving through space
2. the distance covered or that can be covered at one time by an airplane, bird, projectile, etc.
3. a group of things flying through the air together [a flight of birds, arrows, etc.]
4.
a) a military flight formation
b) the smallest tactical unit in an air force; specif., in the U.S. Air Force, a subdivision of a squadron
5. an airplane scheduled to fly a certain route at a certain time
6. a trip by airplane or spacecraft
7. an outburst or soaring above the ordinary [a flight of fancy]
8. a set of stairs, as between landings or floors
9. a flight arrow: see FLIGHT SHOOTING
10. Sports a division of contestants grouped according to ability
vi.
to fly in numbers: said of birds
SYN.- GROUP
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take flight
to take wing, take off, etc.; become airborne and fly
flight2 [flīt]
n.
[ME fliht, fluht < OE flyht < base of fleon, FLEE]
a fleeing from or as from danger
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put to flight
to force to flee
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take to flight or take flight
to run away; flee

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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