- Noun: flight flIt
- A formation of aircraft in flight
- An instance of travelling by air
- A stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
- flight of stairs, flight of steps
- The act of escaping physically
"his flight was an indication of his guilt"
- An air force unit smaller than a squadron
- Passing above and beyond ordinary bounds
"a flight of fancy"; "flights of rhetoric"; "flights of imagination"
- The path followed by an object moving through space
- A flock of flying birds
- A scheduled trip by plane between designated airports
"I took the noon flight to Chicago"
- Shoot a bird in flight
- Fly in a flock
"flighting wild geese"
- Decorate with feathers
Derived forms: flights, flighting, flighted
See also: flee
Type of: adorn, air, air travel, air unit, aviation, beautify, creative thinking, creativeness, creativity, decorate, embellish, flock, fly, formation, grace, mechanical phenomenon, ornament, pip, running away, shoot, staircase, stairway, trip, wing
A continuous series of steps with no intermediate landings.
CAPITAL FLIGHT, TOP FLIGHT
a journey made by air, especially in a plane; a plane making a particular journey:
Did you have a good flight?
They operate 78 daily flights between the UK and US.
I'd like to catch an earlier flight.
Flight BA 4793 is now boarding (= it is ready for passengers to get on it) at Gate 17.
❖ to cancel/operate/overbook a flight
◆ a domestic/an international/a long-haul/short-haul flight
◆ a charter/scheduled flight
◆ cheap/low-cost flights
2 (Economics ; Finance ) [U; sing.]
a situation in which people quickly move their money from one country to another or from one type of investment to another in order to avoid risk or to improve profits:
There has been a flight of capital away from the stock market .
Investors have made a flight to quality (= they have begun to buy to more expensive and safer shares, bonds, etc.).
1. In Navy and Marine Corps usage, a specified group of aircraft usually engaged in a common mission.
2. The basic tactical unit in the Air Force, consisting of four or more aircraft in two or more elements.
3. A single aircraft airborne on a nonoperational mission.
The evading the course of justice by someone voluntarily withdrawing themself. A leaving or self-concealment to avoid arrest or prosecution. It often differ from escape in that it usually occurs prior to being taken into custody.
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- she is in the top flight of journalists.
- the flight school was in a buzz, he said.
- flight ba 193 for paris is now boarding
- sit back and enjoy your flight.
- there are no seats left on the flight.