[ flahy-ting ]
/ ˈflaɪ tɪŋ /
a literary war of words, in versified dialogue.
The Surprising Meaning Of Honeymoon ExplainedThese days honeymoon can be a noun that describes the post-wedding vacation or an adjective used to describe the place where the newlyweds sleep during their vacation, as in the honeymoon suite. But, what does honeymoon really mean?
They Call It Puppy Love And Other Animal-inspired PhrasesWe often attribute emotions and other human characteristics to animals. This is called anthropomorphism . Similarly, we also describe people using animal characteristics. You might, for example, say my teenage son “eats like a horse,” meaning he’s a growing boy and consumes a lot of food. This is called zoomorphism . Zoomorphism also includes assigning animal-like qualities to gods and inanimate objects. The term comes from …
Definition for fliting (2 of 2)
Scot. and North England
[ flahyt ]
/ flaɪt /
verb (used without object), flit·ed, flit·ing.
to dispute; wrangle; scold; jeer.
a dispute or wrangle; scolding.
Origin of flite
before 900; (v.) Middle English fliten, Old English flītan to strive, contend; akin to Middle High German vlīzen (German Fleiss industry), Old Saxon flītan; (noun) Middle English; Old English flīt strife, abuse, derivative of the v.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for fliting
Scot and Northern English dialect
(tr) to scold or rail at
a dispute or scolding
Word Origin for flite
Old English flītan to wrangle, of Germanic origin; related to Old Frisian flīt strife, Old High German flīz strife
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012