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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)

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.

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_."