- flight arrow.
- the distance such an arrow travels when shot.
verb (used without object)
Origin of flight1
Synonyms for flight
Origin of flight2
Examples from the Web for flight
Contemporary Examples of flight
The anti-crime cops began searching the likely path of flight.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
Did the airline file a flight plan that took account of the weather en route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore?
The copilot on Flight 8501 was Remi Emmanuel Piesel, 46, who despite his age had just 2,275 hours of flying experience.
Specifically, what briefing did the flight crew receive before they went to the airplane?
In the wee hours of Christmas morning, a flight deal was shared in an exclusive Facebook group for urban travelers.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement
January 4, 2015
Historical Examples of flight
There was another whose spirit was equally desirous of flight—Burke!Within the Law
Even had he not been bound by his promise to Sidney, flight would have been foolish.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
A while ago I thought to have been as eager for flight as you are.
It seems to me an easy thing to do, so often have I myself planned our flight.
On its 36-hour flight in May, 1909, the Zeppelin, carried only eight passengers.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
- a scheduled airline journey
- an aircraft flying on such a journey
- a single line of hurdles across a track in a race
- a series of such hurdles
- a flighted movement imparted to a ball, dart, etc
- the ability to flight a ball
Word Origin for flight
Word Origin for flight
"act of flying," Old English flyht "a flying, flight," from Proto-Germanic *flukhtiz (cf. Dutch vlucht "flight of birds," Old Norse flugr, Old High German flug, German Flug "flight"), from root of *fleugan "to fly" (see fly (v.1)).
Spelling altered late 14c. from Middle English fliht (see fight (v.)). Meaning "an instance of flight" is 1785, originally of ballooning. Meaning "series of stairs between landings" is from 1703.
"act of fleeing," from Middle English fluht (c.1200), not found in Old English, but presumed to have existed. Related to Old English fleon "flee" (see flee), and cognate with Old Saxon fluht, Old Frisian flecht "act of fleeing," Dutch vlucht, Old High German fluht, German Flucht, Old Nprse flotti, Gothic þlauhs.
In addition to the idioms beginning with flight
- flight of fancy
- put to flight
- take flight