flying

[ flahy-ing ]
/ ˈflaɪ ɪŋ /

adjective

noun

the act of moving through the air on wings; flight.

adverb

Nautical. without being fastened to a yard, stay, or the like: a sail set flying.

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Origin of flying

before 1000; Middle English (noun); Old English flēogende (adj.). See fly1, -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM flying

non·fly·ing, adjectiveun·fly·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flying

flying
/ (ˈflaɪɪŋ) /

adjective

noun

the act of piloting, navigating, or travelling in an aircraft
(modifier) relating to, capable of, accustomed to, or adapted for flighta flying machine

Other words from flying

Related adjective: volant
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