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flight

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[ flahyt ]
/ flaɪt /
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noun
verb (used without object)
(of wild fowls) to fly in coordinated flocks.
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Origin of flight

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First recorded in before 900; Middle English; Old English flyht; cognate with Dutch vlucht; akin to fly2

Other definitions for flight (2 of 2)

flight2
[ flahyt ]
/ flaɪt /

noun
an act or instance of fleeing or running away; hasty departure.

Origin of flight

2
1150–1200; Middle English; cognate with German Flucht; akin to flee
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British Dictionary definitions for flight (1 of 2)

flight1
/ (flaɪt) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for flight

Old English flyht; related to Middle Dutch vlucht, Old Saxon fluht

British Dictionary definitions for flight (2 of 2)

flight2
/ (flaɪt) /

noun
the act of fleeing or running away, as from danger
put to flight to cause to run away; rout
take flight or take to flight to run away or withdraw hastily; flee

Word Origin for flight

Old English flyht (unattested); related to Old Frisian flecht, Old High German fluht, Old Norse flōtti
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