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Definition 1: an instance of traveling by air - [noun denoting act]

Samples where flight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flying was still an exciting adventure for him

Synonyms for flight in the sense of this definition

(flight is a kind of ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

(... is a kind of flight ) (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)

(... is a kind of flight ) a flight in which the aircraft pilot is unaccompanied

(... is a kind of flight ) a flight or run by an aircraft over a target

"the plane turned to make a second pass"

(... is a kind of flight ) a flight by an aircraft over a particular area (especially over an area in foreign territory)

(... is a kind of flight ) the first flight of its kind

"the Stealth bomber made its maiden flight in 1989"

(... is a kind of flight ) the activity of flying a glider

(... is a kind of flight ) a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground

(... is a kind of flight ) flying in a balloon

(... is a kind of flight ) using only instruments for flying an aircraft because you cannot see through clouds or mists etc.

(... is a kind of flight ) the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft

(... is a kind of flight ) flight at very low altitudes

Definition 2: the act of escaping physically - [noun denoting act]

Samples where flight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made his escape from the mental hospital
  • the canary escaped from its cage
  • his flight was an indication of his guilt

Synonyms for flight in the sense of this definition

(flight is a kind of ...) the act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be

(... is a kind of flight ) the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver

(... is a kind of flight ) an escape from jail

"the breakout was carefully planned"

(... is a kind of flight ) a rapid escape (as by criminals)

"the thieves made a clean getaway" "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"

(... is a kind of flight ) a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment

(... is a kind of flight ) a hasty flight

(... is an instance of flight) the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 which marked the beginning of the Muslim era; the Muslim calendar begins in that year

(... is an instance of flight) secret aid to escaping slaves that was provided by abolitionists in the years before the American Civil War

Definition 3: a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports - [noun denoting act]

Samples where flight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I took the noon flight to Chicago

(flight is a kind of ...) a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)

"he took a trip to the shopping center"

(... is a kind of flight ) a flight with an intermediate stop and a change of aircraft (possibly a change of airlines)

(... is a kind of flight ) a flight with one or more intermediate stops but no change of aircraft

(... is a kind of flight ) a flight that begins and ends in the same country

(... is a kind of flight ) a flight that takes off in one country and lands in another

(... is a kind of flight ) a flight made without intermediate stops between source and destination

"how many nonstops are there to Dallas?"

(... is a kind of flight ) a night flight from which the passengers emerge with eyes red from lack of sleep

"he took the redeye in order to get home the next morning"

Definition 4: a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for flight in the sense of this definition

(flight is a kind of ...) a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps

Definition 5: passing above and beyond ordinary bounds - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where flight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flight of fancy
  • flights of rhetoric
  • flights of imagination

(flight is a kind of ...) the ability to create

Definition 6: an air force unit smaller than a squadron - [noun denoting group]

(flight is a kind of ...) a military unit that is part of the airforce

Definition 7: a formation of aircraft in flight - [noun denoting group]

(flight is a kind of ...) an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

"a defensive formation" "a formation of planes"

Definition 8: a flock of flying birds - [noun denoting group]

(flight is a kind of ...) a group of birds

Definition 9: the path followed by an object moving through space - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for flight in the sense of this definition

(flight is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects

(... is a kind of flight ) the trajectory of an object in free flight

(... is a kind of flight ) (spaceflight) a trajectory that passes close to a planetary body in order to gain energy from its gravitational field

Definition 10: decorate with feathers - [verb of creation]

Samples where flight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fledge an arrow

Synonyms for flight in the sense of this definition

(flight is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

Definition 11: fly in a flock - [verb of motion]

Samples where flight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flighting wild geese

(flight is a kind of ...) travel through the air; be airborne

"Man cannot fly"

(flight is a kind of ...) kill by firing a missile

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