flight

flight
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[[t]flaɪt[/t]]
n.
1) the act, manner, or power of flying
2) the distance covered or the course taken by a flying object: the flight of the ball
3) a trip by an airplane, glider
4) an airplane making a scheduled trip
5) a number of beings or things flying or passing through the air together:
a flight of geese[/ex]
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
8) a journey into or through outer space
9) swift movement
10) a transcending of the ordinary bounds of the mind:
a flight of fancy[/ex]
11) a series of steps between one floor or landing of a building and the next
12) (of wild fowls) to fly in coordinated flocks
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE flyht II
flight
[[t]flaɪt[/t]] n.
an act or instance of fleeing or running away
Etymology: 1150–1200; ME

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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