Meaning of FLYING in English


I. adjective

Date: before 12th century


a. : moving or capable of moving in the air

b. : moving or made by moving rapidly

flying feet

a flying leap

c. : very brief

2. : intended for ready movement or action

a flying squad car

3. : having stylized wings — used especially of livestock brand marks

4. : of or relating to the operation of aircraft

a flying club

5. : traversed or to be traversed (as in speed-record trials) after a running start

a flying kilometer

- with flying colors

II. noun

Date: 1548

1. : travel by air

2. : the operation of an aircraft or spacecraft

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.