Definition of Flying in English :

Define Flying in English

Flying meaning in English

Meaning of Flying in English

Pronunciation of Flying in English

Flying pronunciation in English

Pronounce Flying in English

Flying

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Noun

1. flight, flying

an instance of traveling by air

Example Sentences:
'flying was still an exciting adventure for him'

Adjective

2. fast-flying, flying

moving swiftly

Example Sentences:
'fast-flying planes'
'played the difficult passage with flying fingers'

3. fast, flying, quick

hurried and brief

Example Sentences:
'paid a flying visit'
'took a flying glance at the book'
'a quick inspection'
'a fast visit'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Flying

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adjective
1. (prenominal)
hurried; fleeting
a flying visit
2. (prenominal)
designed for fast action
3. (prenominal)
moving or passing quickly on or as if on wings
a flying leap
the flying hours
4. 
hanging, waving, or floating freely
flying hair
5. nautical
(of a sail) not hauled in tight against the wind
noun
6. 
the act of piloting, navigating, or travelling in an aircraft
7. (modifier)
relating to, capable of, accustomed to, or adapted for flight
a flying machine

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Flying

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adjective
1. 
that flies or can fly
2. 
moving as if flying; moving swiftly; fast
3. 
like flight through the air
4. 
hasty and brief
a flying trip
5. 
of or for aircraft or aviators
6. 
organized to act quickly, as in an emergency
a flying squad
noun
7. 
the action of a person or thing that flies

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Flying

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adj.
1. Of or relating to aviation: a flying time of three hours between cities.
2. Capable of or engaged in flight: The bat is a flying mammal.
3. Situated, extending, or functioning in the air: a flying deck.
4.
a. Swiftly moving; fleet: played the difficult passage with flying fingers.
b. Done or performed swiftly in or as if in the air: crossed the goal line with a flying leap.
5. Brief; hurried: took a flying glance at the report.
6. Capable of swift deployment or response; extremely mobile.
7. Nautical
a. Set by hoisting from the deck. Used of a sail.
b. Secured only at the corners. Used of a sail.
n.
1. Flight in an aircraft or spacecraft.
2. The piloting or navigation of an aircraft or spacecraft.

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