flight

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
flight1 /flaɪt/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] the act, manner, or power of flying.
  2. the distance covered or the course taken by a flying object:[countable]a 500-mile flight.
  3. a trip by or in an airplane, esp. a scheduled trip on an airline:[countable]I had a long, rough flight.
  4. a number of beings or things flying or passing through the air together:[countable]a flight of geese.
  5. a journey into or through outer space:[countable]a space flight.
  6. swift movement, transition, or progression:[countable]the flight of time.
  7. an act of going beyond the ordinary bounds of the mind:[countable]a flight of the imagination.
  8. a series of steps, as between one floor or landing of a building and the next:[countable]a flight of stairs.

flight2 /flaɪt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. an act or instance of fleeing or running away:flight from persecution.
Idioms
  1. Idiomstake flight, [no obj] to retreat;
    run away;
    flee.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
flight1  (flīt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act, manner, or power of flying.
  2. the distance covered or the course taken by a flying object:a 500-mile flight; the flight of the ball.
  3. a trip by an airplane, glider, etc.
  4. a scheduled trip on an airline:a 5 o'clock flight.
  5. a number of beings or things flying or passing through the air together:a flight of geese.
  6. the basic tactical unit of military air forces, consisting of two or more aircraft.
  7. the act, principles, or technique of flying an airplane:flight training.
  8. a journey into or through outer space:a rocket flight.
  9. swift movement, transition, or progression:the flight of time.
  10. a soaring above or transcending ordinary bounds:a flight of fancy.
  11. a series of steps between one floor or landing of a building and the next.
  12. [Archery.]
    • See  flight arrow. 
    • the distance such an arrow travels when shot.

v.i. 
  1. (of wild fowls) to fly in coordinated flocks.
  • bef. 900; Middle English; Old English flyht; cognate with Dutch vlucht; akin to fly1
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged flock.
    • 9.See corresponding entry in Unabridged rush, dash, fleetingness.

flight2  (flīt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an act or instance of fleeing or running away;
    hasty departure.
  2. Idiomsput to flight, to force to flee or run away;
    rout:She succeeded in putting the intruder to flight.
  3. Idiomstake flight, to retreat;
    run away;
    flee:The wild animals took flight before the onrushing fire.Also,  take to flight. 
  • 1150–1200; Middle English; cognate with German Flucht; akin to flee


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

flight /flaɪt/ n
  1. the act, skill, or manner of flying
  2. a journey made by a flying animal or object
  3. a scheduled airline journey
  4. an aircraft flying on such a journey
  5. a group of flying birds or aircraft: a flight of swallows
  6. the basic tactical unit of a military air force
  7. a journey through space, esp of a spacecraft
  8. a soaring mental journey above or beyond the normal everyday world: a flight of fancy
  9. a feather or plastic attachment fitted to an arrow or dart to give it stability in flight
  10. a set of steps or stairs between one landing or floor and the next
vb
  1. (transitive) to cause (a ball, dart, etc) to float slowly or deceptively towards its target
  2. (transitive) to shoot (a bird) in flight
  3. (transitive) to fledge (an arrow or a dart)
Etymology: Old English flyht; related to Middle Dutch vlucht, Old Saxon fluht
flight /flaɪt/ n
  1. the act of fleeing or running away, as from danger
  2. put to flightto cause to run away; rout
  3. take flight, take to flightto run away or withdraw hastily; flee
Etymology: Old English flyht (unattested); related to Old Frisian flecht, Old High German fluht, Old Norse flōtti



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Collocations: a [short, long] flight, flight [training, simulator], a [long, medium, short] -haul flight, more...

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