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flight - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'flight' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Flight [ n.]
- The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.
- The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure.
- Lofty elevation and excursion;a mounting; a soa/ing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.
- 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.
- A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.
- A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft.
- The husk or glume of oats.

Meaning of 'flight' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . flight [ n]
Meaning (1):
- passing above and beyond ordinary bounds
Example in sentence:
  • a flight of fancy;
  • flights of imagination;
  • flights of rhetoric
Meaning (2):
- an instance of traveling by air
Example in sentence:
  • flying was still an exciting adventure for him
Meaning (3):
- the act of escaping physically
Example in sentence:
  • he made his escape from the mental hospital;
  • his flight was an indication of his guilt;
  • the canary escaped from its cage
Meaning (4):
- a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports
Example in sentence:
  • I took the noon flight to Chicago
5 . flight [ v]
Meaning (5):
- decorate with feathers
Example in sentence:
  • fledge an arrow
Meaning (6):
- fly in a flock
Example in sentence:
  • flighting wild geese