Meaning of FLIGHT in English


n. 25B6; noun

the history of flight : AVIATION, flying, air transport, aerial navigation, aeronautics.

a flight to Rome : PLANE TRIP/JOURNEY, air trip/journey, trip/journey by air.

the flight of a cricket ball : TRAJECTORY, path through the air, track, orbit.

a flight of birds : FLOCK, skein, covey, swarm, cloud.

his headlong flight from home : ESCAPE, getaway, hasty departure, exit, exodus, decamping, breakout, bolt, disappearance; Brit. informal flit.

a flight of stairs : STAIRCASE, set of steps/stairs.

25A0; put someone to flight CHASE AWAY/OFF, drive back/away/off/out, scatter (to the four winds), disperse, repel, repulse, rout, stampede, scare off; Brit. see off; informal send packing.

25A0; take flight FLEE, run (away/off), run for it, make a run for it, be gone, make off, take off, take to one's heels, make a break for it, bolt, beat a (hasty) retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape; informal beat it, clear off/out, vamoose, skedaddle, split, leg it, turn tail, scram; Brit. informal scarper; N. Amer. informal light out, bug out, cut out, peel out; Austral. informal shoot through; archaic fly.

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