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English noun: flight

1. flight (group) a formation of aircraft in flight


Broader (hypernym)formation

2. flight (act) an instance of traveling by air


SamplesFlying was still an exciting adventure for him.


Synonymsflying


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

3. flight (artifact) a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next


Synonymsflight of stairs, flight of steps


Broader (hypernym)staircase, stairway

4. flight (act) the act of escaping physically


SamplesHe made his escape from the mental hospital.
The canary escaped from its cage.
His flight was an indication of his guilt.


Synonymsescape


Broader (hypernym)running away


Narrower (hyponym)break, breakout, evasion, exodus, gaolbreak, getaway, hegira, hejira, jailbreak, lam, prison-breaking, prisonbreak, skedaddle


Instance hyponymHegira, Hejira, Underground Railroad, Underground Railway

5. flight (group) an air force unit smaller than a squadron


Broader (hypernym)air unit

6. flight (cognition) passing above and beyond ordinary bounds


SamplesA flight of fancy.
Flights of rhetoric.
Flights of imagination.


Broader (hypernym)creative thinking, creativeness, creativity

7. flight (phenomenon) the path followed by an object moving through space


Synonymstrajectory


Broader (hypernym)mechanical phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)ballistic trajectory, ballistics, gravity-assist

8. flight (group) a flock of flying birds


Broader (hypernym)flock

9. flight (act) a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports


SamplesI took the noon flight to Chicago.


Broader (hypernym)trip


Narrower (hyponym)connecting flight, direct flight, domestic flight, international flight, nonstop, nonstop flight, redeye, redeye flight


English verb: flight

1. flight (social) shoot a bird in flight


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pip, shoot

2. flight (motion) fly in a flock


SamplesFlighting wild geese.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)fly, wing

3. flight (creation) decorate with feathers


SamplesFledge an arrow.


Synonymsfledge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament









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