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Flight meaning

flight - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. decorate with feathers; " fledge an arrow"
  2. 2. fly in a flock; " flighting wild geese"
  3. 3. The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.
  4. 4. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.
  7. 7. A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft.
  8. 8. The husk or glume of oats.
  9. 9. Lofty elevation and excursion; a mounting; a soaing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.
  10. 10. Act of flying; sally; flock of birds flying; volley of arrows; act of fleeing; hasty departure.

flight - examples of usage

  1. And my fancy took flight. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. She had not heard of him since the flight from Cambrai. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. And, indeed, her self- control stood by her to the last; it was a retreat in perfect order, not a flight. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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