flight

flight
[[t]fla͟ɪt[/t]]
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flights
1) N-COUNT A flight is a journey made by flying, usually in an aeroplane.

The flight will take four hours.

2) N-COUNT: also N num You can refer to an aeroplane carrying passengers on a particular journey as a particular flight.

I'll try to get on the flight down to Karachi tonight...

BA flight 286 was two hours late.

3) N-UNCOUNT Flight is the action of flying, or the ability to fly.

These hawks are magnificent in flight, soaring and circling for long periods...

Supersonic flight could become a routine form of travel in the 21st century.

4) N-COUNT: N of n A flight of birds is a group of them flying together.

A flight of green parrots shot out of the cedar forest.

5) N-UNCOUNT: oft in N Flight is the act of running away from a dangerous or unpleasant situation or place.

Frank was in full flight when he reached them...

The family was often in flight, hiding out in friends' houses.

...her hurried flight from the palace in a cart.

6) N-COUNT: usu N of n A flight of steps or stairs is a set of steps or stairs that lead from one level to another without changing direction.

We walked in silence up a flight of stairs and down a long corridor.

7) PHRASE: flight inflects An idea or statement that is very imaginative but complicated, silly, or impractical can be referred to as a flight of fancy.

Cockburn engaged in a flight of fancy, never once allowing facts to get in the way.

8) PHRASE: V inflects If someone takes flight, they run away from an unpleasant situation or place.

He was contacted by telephone and told of the raid and decided to take flight almost immediately.

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