flight meaning

[ flait ] Pronunciation:   "flight" in a sentence
  • Noun: flight  flIt
    1. A formation of aircraft in flight 
    2. An instance of travelling by air
      - flying 
    3. A stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
      - flight of stairs, flight of steps 
    4. The act of escaping physically
      "his flight was an indication of his guilt"
      - escape 
    5. An air force unit smaller than a squadron 
    6. Passing above and beyond ordinary bounds
      "a flight of fancy"; "flights of rhetoric"; "flights of imagination" 
    7. The path followed by an object moving through space
      - trajectory 
    8. A flock of flying birds 
    9. A scheduled trip by plane between designated airports
      "I took the noon flight to Chicago"
    Verb: flight  flIt
    1. Shoot a bird in flight 
    2. Fly in a flock
      "flighting wild geese" 
    3. Decorate with feathers
      - fledge

    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

    Encyclopedia: Flight

  • [Architecture]

    A continuous series of steps with no intermediate landings.

  • [Business]


    1 [C]

    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.).

  • [Defence]

    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.

  • [Law]
    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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  1. she is in the top flight of journalists.
  2. the flight school was in a buzz, he said.
  3. flight ba 193 for paris is now boarding
  4. sit back and enjoy your flight.
  5. there are no seats left on the flight.

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