- flight arrow.
- the distance such an arrow travels when shot.
verb (used without object)
- flickertail state,
- flight arrow,
- flight attendant,
- flight bag,
- flight capital,
- flight control
Origin of flight1
Origin of flight2
Examples from the Web for flight
The anti-crime cops began searching the likely path of flight.
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|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He was delighted to see Betty, who was an especial favorite of his, and much interested in her account of Bob's flight.Betty Gordon in Washington|Alice B. Emerson
We descend into it by a flight of steps, and the depth of water it contains varies with the height of the Tiber.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
The traces are counted out on a sloping glass desk, and the time of flight of a projectile between two or more screens is found.
It has a rump pattern all to itself and is therefore readily detected in flight.Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2)|Arthur Cleveland Bent
This man still looked ready for flight, but for a flight how different!The Call of the Blood|Robert Smythe Hichens
- 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