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Meaning & Definition of Flight in English

English

Flight

/flaɪt/

noun

1. A formation of aircraft in flight

    synonym:
  • flight

2. An instance of traveling by air

  • "Flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
    synonym:
  • flight
  • ,
  • flying

3. A stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next

    synonym:
  • flight
  • ,
  • flight of stairs
  • ,
  • flight of steps

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • escape
  • ,
  • flight

5. An air force unit smaller than a squadron

    synonym:
  • flight

6. Passing above and beyond ordinary bounds

  • "A flight of fancy"
  • "Flights of rhetoric"
  • "Flights of imagination"
    synonym:
  • flight

7. The path followed by an object moving through space

    synonym:
  • trajectory
  • ,
  • flight

8. A flock of flying birds

    synonym:
  • flight

9. A scheduled trip by plane between designated airports

  • "I took the noon flight to chicago"
    synonym:
  • flight

verb

1. Shoot a bird in flight

    synonym:
  • flight

2. Fly in a flock

  • "Flighting wild geese"
    synonym:
  • flight

3. Decorate with feathers

  • "Fledge an arrow"
    synonym:
  • fledge
  • ,
  • flight

Examples of using

The flight attendant apologized for spilling hot coffee on Tom.
The flight attendant accidentally spilled some hot coffee on Tom.
The flight will be delayed because of sandstorm.