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  Definition of fly
  1. (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
  2. two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  3. an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth
  4. fisherman''s lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
  5. flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
  6. decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"
  7. change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"
  8. hit a fly
  9. transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
  10. be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"
  11. travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
  12. move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"
  13. travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
  14. cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"
  15. travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
  16. fly a plane
  17. pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"
  18. run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
  19. display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
  20. (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked
Similar Words: fly ball, fly front, tent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, tent flap, vanish, vaporize, wing, aviate, pilot, fell, flee, take flight


Hyponyms: blast, pop fly, liner, line drive, flare, Texas leaguer, housefly, Musca domestica, tsetse fly, tsetse, tzetze fly, tzetze, glossina, blowfly, blow fly, flesh fly, Sarcophaga carnaria, tachina fly, gadfly, bee fly, horn fly, Haematobia irritans, dry fly, streamer fly, wet fly, airlift, lift, red-eye, kite, buzz, rack, flight, fly on, soar, hover, fly blind, fly contact, solo, test fly, jet, glide, hydroplane, seaplane, balloon, hedgehop, flat-hat, hang glide, break, stampede, abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, elope, escape, get away, break loose, high-tail, defect, desert


Grouped Verbs: fell, vanish, aviate, pilot, wing, vaporize


Entailments: wing


Part Meronyms: garment, fly tent


Member Meronyms: Diptera, order Diptera


Derivational Morphology: wing, fly ball, flight, flying, flier, flyer, pilot, airplane pilot, piloting, pilotage, navigation, aviation, airmanship, aviator, aeronaut, airman, escape


Language Translations:
Albanian: fluturon and mizë   Armenian: ճանճ  
Basque: euli   Bosnian: muha and šlic  
Catalan: mosca and volar   Croatian: letjeti and muha  
Danish: flue and flyve and gylp   Dutch: gulp and vlieg and vliegen  
Esperanto: muŝo   Estonian: kärbes and lendama  
Finnish: kärpänen and lentää and sepalus   French: braguette and mouche and voler  
Frisian: mich   German: Fliege and fliegen and Hosenschlitz  
Greek: μύγα   Hebrew: זבוב and טס  
Hungarian: légy and repül   Icelandic: fljúga and fluga and rennilás  
Ido: flugar   Indonesian: lalat and terbang  
Interlingua: musca   Italian: mosca and volare  
Japanese: and 飛ぶ   Korean: 파리  
Kurdish: firrîn and mêş   Latin: musca  
Latvian: lidot and muša   Lithuanian: musė  
Maltese: dubbiena   Norwegian: flue and fly and glidelås  
Polish: latać and mucha and rozporek   Portuguese: braguilha and mosca and voar  
Romanian: fermoar and muscă and zbura   Russian: лететь and муха and ширинка  
Serbian: Cyrillic летети   Slovak: lietať and mucha  
Slovene: muha   Slovenian: leteti  
Spanish: bragueta and mosca and volar   Swedish: fluga and flyga and gylf  
Tagalog: langaw and lumipad   Tamil:  
Telugu: ఈగ   Thai: บิน and แมลงวัน  
Turkish: sinek and uçmak  
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