Meaning of FLIGHT in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ flaɪt ]

( flights)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A flight is a journey made by flying, usually in an aeroplane.

The flight will take four hours.



You can refer to an aeroplane carrying passengers on a particular journey as a particular flight .

I’ll try to get on the flight down to Karachi tonight...

BA flight 286 was two hours late.

N-COUNT : also N num


Flight is the action of flying, or the ability to fly.

These hawks are magnificent in flight, soaring and circling for long periods...

Supersonic flight could become a routine form of travel in the 21st century.



A flight of birds is a group of them flying together.

A flight of green parrots shot out of the cedar forest.

N-COUNT : N of n


Flight is the act of running away from a dangerous or unpleasant situation or place.

The family was often in flight, hiding out in friends’ houses.

...her hurried flight from the palace in a cart.

N-UNCOUNT : oft in N


A flight of steps or stairs is a set of steps or stairs that lead from one level to another without changing direction.

We walked in silence up a flight of stairs and down a long corridor.

N-COUNT : usu N of n


If someone takes flight , they run away from an unpleasant situation or place.

He was told of the raid and decided to take flight immediately.

= flee

PHRASE : V inflects

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