Definition for flown (2 of 3)
Origin of flown2
Definition for flown (3 of 3)
verb (used without object), flew or for 11, 19, flied, flown, fly·ing.
- to bat a fly ball: He flied into right field.
- to fly out.
verb (used with object), flew or for 11, 19, flied, flown, fly·ing.
- to hang (scenery) above a stage by means of rigging supported by the gridiron.
- to raise (scenery) from the stage or acting area into the flies.
noun, plural flies.
- (in some presses) the apparatus for removing the printed sheets to the delivery table.
- Also called flyboy. (formerly) a printer's devil employed to remove printed sheets from a press.
- the horizontal dimension of a flag as flown from a vertical staff.
- the end of the flag farther from the staff.Compare hoist(def 7).
Origin of fly1
Examples from the Web for flown
Had they been properly trained, they could and should have flown themselves safely out of the emergency.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Wingsuit pilot Joby Ogwyn has climbed — and flown off — the highest peaks on the planet.
An airplane had flown so close that he could see its machine guns and rockets.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He asked if would fit anywhere on any of the aircraft that were flown in that part of the world.
Instead, those missions have been flown from other locations and from aircraft carriers stationed in the region.Exclusive: Turkey OK’s American Drones to Fight ISIS|Eli Lake, Josh Rogin|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would have flown on high, I suppose, and waited for them until they had grown wings to mount to it.Foes|Mary Johnston
Many of the moths had emerged and flown, but the luna cases remained in the bottom of the box.The Harvester|Gene Stratton Porter
Meantime Juma had flown, but was found later on hiding in the corn fields.
It was as if a house had flown up into the sky or a man's head had fallen off.The Wisdom of Father Brown|G. K. Chesterton
It would not have been surprising if Mr. Coyote had flown into a great rage.The Tale of Benny Badger|Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for flown (1 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for flown (2 of 5)
Word Origin for flown
British Dictionary definitions for flown (3 of 5)
verb flies, flying, flew or flown
- to procure money by an accommodation bill
- to release information or take a step in order to test public opinion
- to have a high aim
- to prosper or flourish
- to lose one's temper (with a person)she really let fly at him
- to shoot or throw (an object)
noun plural flies
- a flap forming the entrance to a tent
- a piece of canvas drawn over the ridgepole of a tent to form an outer roof
- the outer edge of a flag
- the distance from the outer edge of a flag to the staffCompare hoist (def. 9)
- a device for transferring printed sheets from the press to a flat pile
- Also called: flyhand a person who collects and stacks printed matter from a printing press
- a piece of paper folded once to make four pages, with printing only on the first page