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

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

  • flying was still an exciting adventure for him

Synonyms for flying in the sense of this definition

(flying 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 flying ) (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)

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

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

"the plane turned to make a second pass"

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

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

"the Stealth bomber made its maiden flight in 1989"

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

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

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

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

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

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

Definition 2: hurried and brief - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • paid a flying visit
  • took a flying glance at the book
  • a quick inspection
  • a fast visit

Synonyms for flying in the sense of this definition

(flying is similar to ...) moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste

"a hurried trip to the store" "the hurried life of a city" "a hurried job"

Definition 3: moving swiftly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • fast-flying planes
  • played the difficult passage with flying fingers

Synonyms for flying in the sense of this definition

(flying is similar to ...) in motion

"a constantly moving crowd" "the moving parts of the machine"

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