Definition of "flight" []

  • The motion of an object in or through a medium, especially through the earth's atmosphere or through space. (noun)
  • An instance of such motion. (noun)
  • The distance covered in such motion. (noun)
  • The act or process of flying through the air by means of wings. (noun)
  • The ability to fly. (noun)
  • The act, skill, or manner of flying (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A journey made by a flying animal or object (noun)
  • A scheduled airline journey (noun)
  • An aircraft flying on such a journey (noun)
  • A group of flying birds or aircraft (noun)
  • The basic tactical unit of a military air force (noun)
  • A journey through space, esp of a spacecraft (noun)
  • Rapid movement or progress (noun)
  • A soaring mental journey above or beyond the normal everyday world (noun)
  • A single line of hurdles across a track in a race (noun)
  • A series of such hurdles (noun)
  • A bird's wing or tail feather; flight feather (noun)
  • A feather or plastic attachment fitted to an arrow or dart to give it stability in flight (noun)
  • The distance covered by a flight arrow (noun)
  • A flighted movement imparted to a ball, dart, etc (noun)
  • The ability to flight a ball (noun)
  • A device on a spinning lure that revolves rapidly (noun)
  • A set of steps or stairs between one landing or floor and the next (noun)
  • A large enclosed area attached to an aviary or pigeon loft where the birds may fly but not escape (noun)
  • To cause (a ball, dart, etc) to float slowly or deceptively towards its target (verb)
  • (of wild fowl) to fly in groups (verb)
  • To shoot (a bird) in flight (verb)
  • To fledge (an arrow or a dart) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "flight" in a sentence
  • "(Note that in standard clause notation the program rule in the previous example would be written as flight (X, Y) ~flight (X, Z) ~flight (Z, Y).)"
  • "Program clause flight (X, Y) ~flight (X, Z) ~flight (Z, Y)"
  • "II. vi.37 (142,8) [pretended flight] We may read _intended flight_."