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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flight 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.
    Swift flights of angels ministrant.   --Milton.
 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. [Obs.]
    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. [Prov. Eng.]
 Flight feathers Zool., the wing feathers of a bird, including the quills, coverts, and bastard wing. See Bird.
 To put to flight, To turn to flight, to compel to run away; to force to flee; to rout.
 {to take a flight9}, to make a trip in an airplane, especially a scheduled flight9.
 Syn: -- Pair; set. See Pair.