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  Definition of flying
  1. an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
  2. 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"
  3. hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
  4. of or relating to passage through the air especially aviation; "a flying time of three hours between cities"; "unidentified flying objects"
  5. designed for swift movement or action; "a flying police squad is trained for quick action anywhere in the city"
  6. moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult passage with flying fingers"
  7. 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"
  8. capable of or engaged in flight; "the bat is a flying animal"
Similar Words: flight, quick, fast, fast-flying, aflare, flaring, waving

 

Hyponyms: 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

 

Derivational Morphology: fly, aviate, pilot, wing, flight

 

 
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