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Meaning of FLYING

Pronunciation:  'flIing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
  2. [adj]  done swiftly in or as if in the air; used e.g. of a racing start in which runners are already in motion as they cross the starting line; "a flying start"; "crossed the goal line with a flying leap"
  3. [adj]  hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
  4. [adj]  of or relating to passage through the air especially aviation; "a flying time of three hours between cities"; "unidentified flying objects"
  5. [adj]  designed for swift movement or action; "a flying police squad is trained for quick action anywhere in the city"
  6. [adj]  moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult passage with flying fingers"
  7. [adj]  streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air; "ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her"; "a fluttering scarf"; "flying banners"; "flags waving in the breeze"
  8. [adj]  capable of or engaged in flight; "the bat is a flying animal"

FLYING is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: aflare, air(a), fast, fast-flying, flaring, flight, fluttering, hurried, mobile, moving, quick, running(a), waving, winged
 See Also: acrobatics, aerobatics, air, air travel, aviation, ballooning, blind flying, blind landing, flyover, flypast, glide, gliding, low level flight, overflight, pass, sailing, sailplaning, soaring, solo, sortie, stunt flying, stunting, terrain flight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fly"ing\, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.]
Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or
rapidly; intended for rapid movement.

{Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in
   motion, to cover its own garrisons and to keep the enemy
   in continual alarm. --Farrow.

{Flying artillery} (Mil.), artillery trained to rapid
   evolutions, -- the men being either mounted or trained to
   spring upon the guns and caissons when they change

{Flying bridge}, {Flying camp}. See under {Bridge}, and

{Flying buttress} (Arch.), a contrivance for taking up the
   thrust of a roof or vault which can not be supported by
   ordinary buttresses. It consists of a straight bar of
   masonry, usually sloping, carried on an arch, and a solid
   pier or buttress sufficient to receive the thrust. The
   word is generally applied only to the straight bar with
   supporting arch.

{Flying colors}, flags unfurled and waving in the air; hence:

{To come off with flying colors}, to be victorious; to
   succeed thoroughly in an undertaking.

{Flying doe} (Zo["o]l.), a young female kangaroo.

{Flying dragon}.
(a) (Zo["o]l.) See {Dragon}, 6.
(b) A meteor. See under {Dragon}.

{Flying Dutchman}.
(a) A fabled Dutch mariner condemned for his crimes to sail
    the seas till the day of judgment.
(b) A spectral ship.

{Flying fish}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Flying fish}, in the

{Flying fox} (Zo["o]l.), the colugo.

{Flying frog} (Zo["o]l.), an East Indian tree frog of the
   genus {Rhacophorus}, having very large and broadly webbed
   feet, which serve as parachutes, and enable it to make
   very long leaps.

{Flying gurnard} (Zo["o]l.), a species of gurnard of the
   genus {Cephalacanthus} or {Dactylopterus}, with very large
   pectoral fins, said to be able to fly like the flying
   fish, but not for so great a distance.

Note: Three species are known; that of the Atlantic is
      {Cephalacanthus volitans}.

{Flying jib} (Naut.), a sail extended outside of the standing
   jib, on the flying-jib boom.

{Flying-jib boom} (Naut.), an extension of the jib boom.

{Flying kites} (Naut.), light sails carried only in fine

{Flying lemur}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Colugo}.

{Flying level} (Civil Engin.), a reconnoissance level over
   the course of a projected road, canal, etc.

{Flying lizard}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Dragon}, n. 6.

{Flying machine}, an apparatus for navigating the air; a form
   of balloon. -- {Flying mouse} (Zo["o]l.), the opossum
   mouse ({Acrobates pygm[ae]us}), of Australia.

Note: It has lateral folds of skin, like the flying
      squirrels. -- {Flying party} (Mil.), a body of soldiers
   detailed to hover about an enemy. -- {Flying phalanger}
   (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of small marsuupials of
   the genera {Petaurus} and {Belideus}, of Australia and New
   Guinea, having lateral folds like those of the flying
   squirrels. The sugar squirrel ({B. sciureus}), and the
   ariel ({B. ariel}), are the best known; -- called also
   {squirrel petaurus} and {flying squirrel}. See {Sugar
   squirrel}. -- {Flying pinion}, the fly of a clock. --
{Flying sap} (Mil.), the rapid construction of trenches (when
   the enemy's fire of case shot precludes the method of
   simple trenching), by means of gabions placed in
   juxtaposition and filled with earth. -- {Flying shot}, a
   shot fired at a moving object, as a bird on the wing. --
{Flying spider}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Ballooning spider}. --
{Flying squid} (Zo["o]l.), an oceanic squid ({Ommastrephes,
   or Sthenoteuthis, Bartramii}), abundant in the Gulf
   Stream, which is able to leap out of the water with such
   force that it often falls on the deck of a vessel. --
{Flying squirrel} (Zo["o]l.) See {Flying squirrel}, in the
   Vocabulary. -- {Flying start}, a start in a sailing race
   in which the signal is given while the vessels are under
   way. -- {Flying torch} (Mil.), a torch attached to a long
   staff and used for signaling at night.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are flying means a sense of freedom where you had initially felt restricted and limited. Dreaming that you are flying with black wings means bitter disappointments.
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