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UK [flaɪt] / US noun
Word forms "flight":
singular flight plural flights
1)
a) [countable] a journey through air or space in a vehicle such as a plane

My flight has been delayed.

flight to/from:

The flight from New York to Heathrow took about 8 hours.

on a flight:

I need to be on the next flight out of here.

b) [only before noun] belonging to or connected with a flight

the airline's flight schedule

a flight ban after midnight

2)
a) [countable] a movement through the air by a bird or object

Pigeons make flights of over 10,000 miles.

Several factors control the ball's flight.

b) literary a group of birds flying together

We saw a flight of geese heading south.

3) [uncountable] the act or process of moving through the air, or the ability to move through the air

What was the direction of flight when the plane crashed?

the evolutionary advantages of developing flight

in flight:

Swallows have a very distinctive shape in flight.

4) [countable/uncountable] the act of running away or of trying to escape from someone or something

The refugees made a desperate flight to freedom.

5) [countable] a set of stairs going from one level to another

The toilets are two flights up.

flight of stairs/steps:

A flight of stone steps leads down to the courtyard.

flight of fancy/imagination — an idea that is unusual and exciting or fun, but silly or not practical

Her act combines strange flights of fancy with extremely down to earth observations.


English dictionary. 2014.

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