flight has definitions from the fields of transportation,architecture,military,biology,zoology,physics,arms
[ noun ] (military) a formation of aircraft in flight

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(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)

Water splashed against his windshield as he led the flight in and out of showers .

He spread the flight out and led them across a point of land and_then down the coast .

His earphones were constantly full of the sounds of enemy contacts made by other flights .

Only one of the flight scored a direct hit and the rest blew_up jungle .

He was about to make a gas check on his flight when Todman 's voice broke_in : `` Sweeneys !

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[ noun ] (transportation) an instance of traveling by air




"flying was still an exciting adventure for him"

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(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

Their flight was delayed , Dunn said , when a boarding ramp inflicted some minor damage to the wing of the plane .

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

She grasped the chair arms and brought her thin body upright , like a bird alert for flight .

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

But Mary would soon no_longer be living there , for she would be notified in a_few days that her husband had died in an accident while on a flight to Tahiti .

[ noun ] (architecture) a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next

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(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)

But Mercer hung_on , living , after_a_fashion , in a Greenwich_Village fourth flight walk-up .

(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)

`` Facing us , two flights up .

He took several large swallows , recollected that Docherty had gone_up another flight , and decided he would be wise to cover himself by finding him .

He climbed , as quickly as he could urge his body , up the two unbroken flights to the third floor , pulling himself along on a delicate balustrade , all that remained of the building 's beauty .

(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)

The Palace was an elaborate establishment , built practically on stilts in_front , with long flights of wooden steps running up to the porch .

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[ noun ] the act of escaping physically




"he made his escape from the mental hospital" "the canary escaped from its cage" "his flight was an indication of his guilt"

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(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

MacLean stressed correctly the importance of the visceral_brain for preservation of the individual and the species , as evidenced by the influence of the limbic_brain ( including the hypothalamus ) on emotions related_to fight and flight and also on sexual functions .

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

It was my initiation to war and the insane symphony war plays ; for what had happened on the common was only terror and flight ; but this grinning , broken head , not ten feet away from me , was the sharp definition of what my reality had become .

[ noun ] (military) an air force unit smaller than a squadron

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(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)

Greg himself took two flights , with Todman leading the second , to patrol and look_for targets of opportunities around Ormoc on the east coast of Leyte .

Greg rumbled down the rough metal taxi_strip , and one_by_one the seven members of his flight fell_in behind him .

He possessed the fighter pilot 's horror of bad_weather and instrument_flying , and he wondered , if the ceiling did drop , whether he and the other flights would be able to find their way back in_this unfamiliar territory .

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[ noun ] passing above and beyond ordinary bounds


"a flight of fancy" "flights of rhetoric" "flights of imagination"

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(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

In May , 1803 , Ritter , in another flight of fancy , wrote to Oersted a letter that contained a remarkable prophecy .

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[ noun ] (physics) the path followed by an object moving through space



[ verb ] decorate with feathers, as of an arrow or dart



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[ noun ] (biology,zoology) a flock of flying birds

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[ verb ] fly in a flock, as of wild geese

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 29010
[ verb ] (arms) shoot a bird in flight

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[ noun ] (transportation) a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports


"I took the noon flight to Chicago"