Flight

Definition of Flight

Pronunciation: flīt
n.1.The act of flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.
Like the night owl's lazy flight.
- Shak.
2.The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape danger or expected evil; hasty departure.
Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
- Matt. xxiv. 20.
Fain by flight to save themselves.
- Shak.
3.Lofty elevation and excursion; a mounting; a soaring; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.
Could he have kept his spirit to that flight,
He had been happy.
- Byron.
His highest flights were indeed far below those of Taylor.
- Macaulay.
4.A number of beings or things passing through the air together; especially, a flock of birds flying in company; the birds that fly or migrate together; the birds produced in one season; as, a flight of arrows.
Like a flight of fowl
Scattered winds and tempestuous gusts.
- Shak.
5.A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.
6.A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft.
Challenged Cupid at the flight.
- Shak.
Not a flight drawn home
E'er made that haste that they have.
- Beau. & Fl.
7.The husk or glume of oats.
8.a trip made by or in a flying vehicle, as an airplane, spacecraft, or aeronautical balloon.
9.A scheduled flight{8} on a commercial airline; as, the next flight leaves at 8 o'clock.
Flight feathers
(Zool.) the wing feathers of a bird, including the quills, coverts, and bastard wing. See Bird.
To put to flight
to compel to run away; to force to flee; to rout.
to take a flight{9}
to make a trip in an airplane, especially a scheduled flight{9}.

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