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English adjective: flying

1. flying moving swiftly

SamplesFast-flying planes.
Played the difficult passage with flying fingers.



Antonymsnonmoving, unmoving

2. flying hurried and brief

SamplesPaid a flying visit.
Took a flying glance at the book.
A quick inspection.
A fast visit.

Synonymsfast, quick



English noun: flying

1. flying (act) an instance of traveling by air

SamplesFlying was still an exciting adventure for him.


Broader (hypernym)air, air travel, aviation

Narrower (hyponym)acrobatics, aerobatics, ballooning, blind flying, blind landing, fly-by, flyover, flypast, glide, gliding, low level flight, maiden flight, overflight, pass, sailing, sailplaning, soaring, solo, sortie, stunt flying, stunting, terrain flight

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