- flying as a noun:
- 1 as an adjective:
- 2 fly as a noun:
- 5 as a verb:
- 14 as an adjective:
An instance of traveling by air:
— Flying was still an exciting adventure for him.
Dutch: aviatiek, luchtvaart, luchtvaartverkeer, luchtverkeer, vliegerij, vliegverkeer
— Fast-flying planes.
— Played the difficult passage with flying fingers.
Hurried and brief:
— Paid a flying visit.
— Took a flying glance at the book.
Moby thesaurus: aeronautics, agile, air service, airborne, airline, ascending, astronautics, aviation, axial, back, back-flowing, backward, ballooning, blind flying, breakneck, brittle, capricious, changeable, cloud-seeding, commercial aviation ... show more.
Two-winged insects characterized by active flight.
Flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent.
An opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth.
synonym: fly front.
baseball A hit that flies up in the air.
synonym: fly ball.
Fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect.
Travel through the air; be airborne:
— Man cannot fly.
Move quickly or suddenly.
Operate an airplane.
Transport by aeroplane.
Cause to fly or float.
Be dispersed or disseminated.
Change quickly from one emotional state to another.
Pass away rapidly.
Roget 111: be transient etc. adj.; flit, pass away, fly, gallop, vanish, fade, evaporate; pass away like a cloud, pass away like a summer cloud, pass away like a shadow, pass away like a dream. ... show more
Dutch: omvliegen, vliegen, voorbijvliegen
Travel in an airplane.
Display in the air or cause to float.
Run away quickly.
Roget 623: abstain, refrain, spare, not attempt; not do etc. 681; maintain the even tenor of one's way. eschew, keep from, let alone, have nothing to do with; keep aloof keep off, stand aloof, ... show more
Dutch: knijpen, ontsnappen, ontvluchten, spankeren, vlieden, vluchten, weglopen, wegvluchten
Travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft.
Hit a fly.
British informal Not to be deceived or hoodwinked.
Moby thesaurus: abscond, absquatulate, advance, aeroplane, airlift, airplane, applique, arachnid, arise, arthropod, ascend, aspire, bait, ball the jack, balloon, barnstorm, barrel, be airborne, be annihilated, be consumed ... show more.
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