Definition for flied (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), flew or for 11, 19, flied, flown, fly·ing.
- to bat a fly ball: He flied into right field.
- to fly out.
verb (used with object), flew or for 11, 19, flied, flown, fly·ing.
- to hang (scenery) above a stage by means of rigging supported by the gridiron.
- to raise (scenery) from the stage or acting area into the flies.
noun, plural flies.
- (in some presses) the apparatus for removing the printed sheets to the delivery table.
- Also called flyboy. (formerly) a printer's devil employed to remove printed sheets from a press.
- the horizontal dimension of a flag as flown from a vertical staff.
- the end of the flag farther from the staff.Compare hoist(def 7).
Origin of fly1
SYNONYMS FOR fly
Examples from the Web for flied
In the earlier innings, he had flied out once, walked twice, and missed a twisting third strike on his other trip to the plate.
Bricktop repeated this, save that he flied to Herbert Bower, in left field, and Randall had a zero to her credit.Batting to Win|Lester Chadwick
A moment later he reached third when Chase flied out to right field.
Loring Townsend had flied out to Pete Robey, making the first out.
He had no hope of an error; he could already see the play reported, "Flied out to center field."
British Dictionary definitions for flied (1 of 3)
verb flies, flying, flew or flown
- to procure money by an accommodation bill
- to release information or take a step in order to test public opinion
- to have a high aim
- to prosper or flourish
- to lose one's temper (with a person)she really let fly at him
- to shoot or throw (an object)
noun plural flies
- a flap forming the entrance to a tent
- a piece of canvas drawn over the ridgepole of a tent to form an outer roof
- the outer edge of a flag
- the distance from the outer edge of a flag to the staffCompare hoist (def. 9)
- a device for transferring printed sheets from the press to a flat pile
- Also called: flyhand a person who collects and stacks printed matter from a printing press
- a piece of paper folded once to make four pages, with printing only on the first page