Meaning of FLIGHT in English

FLIGHT

noun

1 trip by air; plane making a flight

ADJECTIVE

▪ round-trip ( AmE )

The first prize is a round-trip ~ to Rio.

▪ inbound , return

The return ~ was held up by six hours.

The first prize is a return ~ to Rio. ( BrE )

▪ outbound

The outbound ~ was smooth.

▪ connecting

▪ shuttle

▪ commercial

▪ regular , scheduled

▪ charter

▪ daily , weekly

▪ direct , non-stop

▪ delayed

▪ two-hour , three-hour , etc.

▪ short

▪ long , long-distance , long-haul , red-eye ( esp. AmE )

▪ cross-country ( esp. AmE ), domestic , internal ( esp. BrE )

▪ international , transatlantic

▪ maiden

The aircraft made its maiden ~ in January 2000.

▪ early

▪ day , evening , morning , night

▪ bumpy , smooth

The bumpy ~ brought on a bout of airsickness.

▪ mercy ( BrE ), relief

▪ military

▪ reconnaissance , surveillance

▪ routine

▪ training

a routine training ~

▪ solo

▪ air , space

▪ airline , balloon , helicopter , plane , rocket

a hot-air balloon ~

▪ cargo , passenger

▪ budget ( BrE ), cheap , discounted

VERB + FLIGHT

▪ catch , take , travel on

They caught an early ~ back to Boston.

▪ miss

▪ make

We arrived at the airport just in time to make our ~.

▪ have

Did you have a good ~?

▪ enjoy

I hope you enjoy the ~.

▪ make

The plane made its maiden ~ in 1976.

▪ be booked on , be booked onto , be on

I'm on the first ~ to Milan in the morning.

▪ book (sb) , book sb/yourself on , book sb/yourself onto , get

He asked her to book him on the next available ~ to Geneva.

We managed to get a non-stop ~ to New York.

▪ charter

The team has chartered a special ~ for their fans.

▪ confirm

▪ cancel , suspend

The UN has suspended relief ~s because of shelling around the airport.

▪ change

If you need to change a ~, the fee is $100.

▪ board

▪ operate

The airline operates regular ~s to Greece.

▪ delay , hold up

▪ divert

The ~ was diverted to Delhi because of a bomb scare.

▪ ground

All ~s have been grounded for security reasons.

▪ blow up

She was accused of planting the bomb that blew up ~ 217.

FLIGHT + VERB

▪ be bound for sth

a ~ bound for Antigua

▪ leave , take off

▪ originate

a ~ originating from Tokyo

▪ arrive

▪ land

▪ be full

I'm afraid I can't book you onto that ~ as it's full.

FLIGHT + NOUN

▪ number

We need your time of arrival and ~ number.

▪ schedule

▪ operations

The snow was severe enough to disrupt ~ operations.

▪ time

The ~ time from Heathrow to Marseilles is less than two hours.

▪ delay

Your travel insurance compensates you for ~ delays.

▪ cancellation

▪ attendant , crew

▪ commander , engineer ( both military )

▪ school

▪ deck

▪ controller

▪ instruments

▪ recorder

The ~ recorder should help to establish why the plane suddenly crashed.

▪ simulator

▪ path

They have persuaded the authorities to divert the ~ path of the military jets away from their town.

PREPOSITION

▪ aboard a/the ~ , on a/the ~ , on board a/the ~

passengers aboard a ~ bound for Johannesburg

▪ during a/the ~

Please refrain from smoking during the ~.

▪ ~ for

She took a ~ for Los Angeles.

▪ ~ from , ~ out of

They waited for the first ~ out of Lisbon.

▪ ~ to

a ~ from Sydney to Tokyo

2 action of flying

ADJECTIVE

▪ soaring , sustained

▪ low-level

▪ horizontal , level

▪ high-speed , supersonic

▪ space

▪ manned

the enormous costs of manned space ~

VERB + FLIGHT

▪ be capable of

Barn owls are capable of ~ at 56 days.

▪ achieve

Bats are the only mammals to have achieved sustained ~.

▪ take

They watched the young eagles take ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ during ~

The wings vibrate during ~.

▪ in ~

a flock of geese in ~

PHRASES

▪ the line of ~

the line of ~ of a golf ball

Don't get into the line of ~ of the bees—you'd be sure to get stung.

3 number of stairs/steps

ADJECTIVE

▪ long , short

▪ narrow , wide

▪ steep

VERB + FLIGHT

▪ climb , climb up , go up , run up , walk up

▪ descend , go down , run down , walk down

▪ fall down

FLIGHT + VERB

▪ lead … 

a ~ of steps leading to the foyer

▪ go down sth , go up sth

A ~ of steps goes up the left-hand side of the room.

PREPOSITION

▪ down a/the ~ , up a/the ~

My office is just up that ~ of stairs.

PHRASES

▪ a ~ of stairs , a ~ of steps

The villa is fronted by a ~ of stairs.

Thomas waited at the top of the ~ of steps.

4 running away

ADJECTIVE

▪ headlong

▪ urban , white (= the movement of white people from cities) (both AmE )

VERB + FLIGHT

▪ put (sb/sth) to ( literary )

The army was defeated and the king put to ~.

▪ take

As soon as they detected the cheetah it took ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

Left-wing opposition leaders, in ~ from persecution, went across the border.

▪ ~ from

a headlong ~ from danger

▪ ~ into

a ~ into the unknown

▪ ~ to

The story tells of his ~ to safety.

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