volitant

[vol-i-tnt, -tuh nt]

adjective

engaged in or having the power of flight.
active; moving.

Nearby words

  1. vole,
  2. volga,
  3. volga river,
  4. volga tatar,
  5. volgograd,
  6. volitation,
  7. volition,
  8. volitional tremor,
  9. volitionary,
  10. volitive

Origin of volitant

1840–50; < Latin volitant- (stem of volitāns), present participle of volitāre to flutter, frequentative of volāre to fly; see -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for volitant

volitant

adjective

flying or moving about rapidly
capable of flying

Word Origin for volitant

C19: from Latin volitāre to flit, from volāre to fly

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