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Etymology

Old English flyht

Adjective

flight

  1. (obscure or slang): Wayward, opposed.
    Note: Nowadays we refer to people being flighty instead.

Noun

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Singular
flight

Plural
s

flight (s)
A jet in flight
  1. The act of flying.
    Birds are capable of flight
  2. An instance of flying.
    The migrating birds' flight took them to Africa.
  3. A collective term for doves or swallows.
  4. A journey made by an air craft, eg a balloon, plane or space shuttle.
    The flight to Paris leaves at 7 o'clock tonight
  5. The act of fleeing. (It is noun version of flee).
    take flight'
  6. A set of stairs or an escalator. A series of stairs between landings.
  7. A floor which are reached to by stairs or escalators.
    How many flights is it up?
  8. A feather on an arrow or dart used to help it follow an even path.
  9. A paper plane.
  10. (cricket): The movement of a spinning ball through the air - concerns its speed, trajectory and drift.
  11. The ballistic trajectory of an arrow or other projectile.
  12. A aerodynamic surfaces designed to guide such a projectile's trajectory.
  13. Act of fleeing of a refugee or a fugitive.
  14. An air force unit.
  15. Several sample glasses of a specific wine varietal. The pours are smaller than a full glass and the flight will generally include three to five different samples.

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Appendix:Collective nouns

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