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flying

 
Adjective flying has 7 senses
  1. flying - capable of or engaged in flight; "the bat is a flying animal"
    Antonym:
    wingless (indirect, via winged)
  2. fast-flying, flying - moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult passage with flying fingers"
    Antonyms: nonmoving, unmoving (indirect, via moving)
  3. aflare, flaring, flying, waving - streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air; "ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her"; "flying banners"; "flags waving in the breeze"
    Antonyms: nonmoving, unmoving (indirect, via moving)
  4. flying - designed for swift movement or action; "a flying police squad is trained for quick action anywhere in the city"
    Antonym:
    immobile (indirect, via mobile)
  5. flying - of or relating to passage through the air especially aviation; "a flying time of three hours between cities"; "unidentified flying objects"
    Antonym:
    land (indirect, via sea, air)
    Antonym: sea (indirect, via air, land)
  6. flying, quick, fast - hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
    Antonym: unhurried (indirect, via hurried)
  7. flying - done swiftly in or as if in the air; used e.g. of a racing start in which runners are already in motion as they cross the starting line; "a flying start"; "crossed the goal line with a flying leap"
    Antonym:
    standing (indirect, via running)
Noun flying has 1 sense
  1. flight, flying - an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
    --1 is a kind of air travel, aviation, air
    --1 has particulars:
     acrobatics, aerobatics, stunting, stunt flying; blind flying, blind landing; ballooning; flyover, flypast; glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailing; overflight; pass; solo; sortie; terrain flight, low level flight
    Derived forms: verb fly9, verb fly12, verb fly3, verb fly1, verb fly4
Verb fly has 14 senses
  1. fly, wing - travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
    --1 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun fly1, noun flyer2, noun flier1, noun flying1
    Sample sentences:
    Some big birds fly in the tree
    There fly some big birds in the tree
  2. fly - move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"
    --2 is one way to
    move
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. fly, aviate, pilot - fly a plane
    --3 is one way to operate, control
    Derived forms: noun flyer3, noun flier2, noun flying1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. fly - transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
    --4 is one way to
    transport, carry
    Derived form: noun flying1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. fly - cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. fly - be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"
    --6 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  7. fly - change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"
    --7 is one way to
    change
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  8. fly, fell, vanish - pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"
    --8 is one way to elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  9. fly - travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
    --9 is one way to
    travel
    Derived forms: noun flyer2, noun flier1, noun flying1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  10. fly - display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
    --10 is one way to
    show
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. flee, fly, take flight - run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
    --11 is one way to run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  12. fly - travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
    --12 is one way to
    travel, journey
    Derived form: noun flying1
    Sample sentence:
    These men fly the river
  13. fly - hit a fly
    --13 is one way to
    hit
    Derived form: noun fly4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  14. vanish, fly, vaporize - decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"
    --14 is one way to decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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