Definition of "flying" []

  • Of or relating to aviation: a flying time of three hours between cities. (adjective)
  • Capable of or engaged in flight: The bat is a flying mammal. (adjective)
  • Situated, extending, or functioning in the air: a flying deck. (adjective)
  • Swiftly moving; fleet: played the difficult passage with flying fingers. (adjective)
  • Done or performed swiftly in or as if in the air: crossed the goal line with a flying leap. (adjective)
  • Hurried; fleeting (adjective)

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.

  • Designed for fast action (adjective)
  • Moving or passing quickly on or as if on wings (adjective)
  • Hanging, waving, or floating freely (adjective)
  • (of a sail) not hauled in tight against the wind (adjective)
  • The act of piloting, navigating, or travelling in an aircraft (noun)
  • Relating to, capable of, accustomed to, or adapted for flight (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "flying" in a sentence
  • "Mark Haisma doesn't like the term "flying winemaker.""
  • "He had heard of the term flying saucers, better known as Unidentified Flying Objects."
  • "True courage consists not in flying from the storms of life; but in braving and steering through them with prudence."