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Meaning of FLIGHT

Pronunciation:  flIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt"
  2. [n]  a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports; "I took the noon flight to Chicago"
  3. [n]  an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
  4. [n]  a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
  5. [n]  passing above and beyond ordinary bounds; "a flight of fancy"; "flights of rhetoric"; "flights of imagination"
  6. [n]  an air force unit smaller than a squadron
  7. [n]  a formation of aircraft in flight
  8. [n]  a flock of flying birds
  9. [n]  the path followed by an object moving through space
  10. [v]  decorate with feathers, as of an arrow or dart
  11. [v]  fly in a flock, as of wild geese
  12. [v]  shoot a bird in flight

FLIGHT is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: escape, fledge, flight of stairs, flight of steps, flying, trajectory
 See Also: acrobatics, adorn, aerobatics, air, air travel, air unit, aviation, ballistic trajectory, ballistics, ballooning, beautify, blind flying, blind landing, break, breakout, connecting flight, creativeness, creativity, decorate, direct flight, domestic flight, embellish, evasion, exodus, flock, fly, flyover, flypast, formation, gaolbreak, getaway, glide, gliding, grace, gravity-assist, hegira, hejira, international flight, jailbreak, lam, low level flight, mechanical phenomenon, nonstop, nonstop flight, ornament, overflight, pass, pip, prisonbreak, prison-breaking, redeye, running away, sailing, sailplaning, shoot, soaring, solo, sortie, staircase, stairs, stairway, steps, stunt flying, stunting, terrain flight, trip, Underground Railroad, Underground Railway, wing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Flight\ (fl[imac]t), n. [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr.
fle['o]gan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. fle['o]n to flee,
G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt,
D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. [root]84. See
{Flee}, {Fly}.]
1. The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help
   of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.

         Like the night owl's lazy flight.     --Shak.

2. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or
   expected evil; hasty departure.

         Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
                                               --Matt. xxiv.

         Fain by flight to save themselves.    --Shak.

3. Lofty elevation and excursion;a mounting; a soa?ing; as, a
   flight of imagination, ambition, folly.

         Could he have kept his spirit to that flight, He had
         been happy.                           --Byron.

         His highest flights were indeed far below those of
         Taylor.                               --Macaulay.

4. 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. --Swift.

         Swift flights of angels ministrant.   --Milton.

         Like a flight of fowl Scattered winds and
         tempestuous gusts.                    --Shak.

5. A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.

6. A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of
   shooting with it. See {Shaft}. [Obs.]

         Challenged Cupid at the flight.       --Shak.

         Not a flight drawn home E'er made that haste that
         they have.                            --Beau. & Fl.

7. The husk or glume of oats. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.

{Flight feathers} (Zo["o]l.), the wing feathers of a bird,
   including the quills, coverts, and bastard wing. See

{To put to flight}, {To turn to flight}, to compel to run
   away; to force to flee; to rout.

Syn: Pair; set. See {Pair}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of flight means a sense of freedom where you had initially felt restricted and limited.
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