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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 flight /ˈflaɪt/

From: Network Terminology


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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a formation of aircraft in flight
      2: an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an
         exciting adventure for him" [syn: flying]
      3: a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and
         the next [syn: flight of stairs, flight of steps]
      4: the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the
         mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his
         flight was an indication of his guilt" [syn: escape]
      5: an air force unit smaller than a squadron
      6: passing above and beyond ordinary bounds; "a flight of
         fancy"; "flights of rhetoric"; "flights of imagination"
      7: the path followed by an object moving through space [syn: trajectory]
      8: a flock of flying birds
      9: a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports; "I
         took the noon flight to Chicago"
      v 1: shoot a bird in flight
      2: fly in a flock; "flighting wild geese"
      3: decorate with feathers; "fledge an arrow" [syn: fledge]