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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)

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 "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."