flight

1
[ flahyt ]
/ flaɪt /

noun

verb (used without object)

(of wild fowls) to fly in coordinated flocks.

Origin of flight

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English flyht; cognate with Dutch vlucht; akin to fly1
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British Dictionary definitions for flighting (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 flighting (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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Idioms and Phrases with flighting

flight

In addition to the idioms beginning with flight

  • flight of fancy

also see:

  • put to flight
  • take flight
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