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Since graduation, I have measured time in 4-by-5-inch pieces of paper, four days on the left and three on the right. Every social engagement, interview, reading, flight, doctor's appointment, birthday and dry-cleaning reminder has been handwritten between metal loops.
Sloane Crosley

Meaning of "flight" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FLIGHT

Old English flyht; related to Middle Dutch vlucht, Old Saxon fluht.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FLIGHT

flight  [flaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FLIGHT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Flight is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb flight in English.

WHAT DOES FLIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

flight

Flight

Flight is the process by which an object moves, through an atmosphere or beyond it, by generating aerodynamic lift, propulsive thrust, aerostatically using buoyancy, or by ballistic movement, without direct support from any surface. Many things fly, from natural aviators such as birds, bats and insects to human inventions such as missiles, aircraft such as airplanes, helicopters and balloons, to rockets such as spacecraft. The engineering aspects of flight are studied in aerospace engineering which is subdivided into aeronautics, the study of vehicles that travel through the air, and astronautics, the study of vehicles that travel through space, and in ballistics, the study of the flight of projectiles.

Definition of flight in the English dictionary

The first definition of flight in the dictionary is the act, skill, or manner of flying. Other definition of flight is a journey made by a flying animal or object. Flight is also a scheduled airline journey.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FLIGHT

PRESENT

Present
I flight
you flight
he/she/it flights
we flight
you flight
they flight
Present continuous
I am flighting
you are flighting
he/she/it is flighting
we are flighting
you are flighting
they are flighting
Present perfect
I have flighted
you have flighted
he/she/it has flighted
we have flighted
you have flighted
they have flighted
Present perfect continuous
I have been flighting
you have been flighting
he/she/it has been flighting
we have been flighting
you have been flighting
they have been flighting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I flighted
you flighted
he/she/it flighted
we flighted
you flighted
they flighted
Past continuous
I was flighting
you were flighting
he/she/it was flighting
we were flighting
you were flighting
they were flighting
Past perfect
I had flighted
you had flighted
he/she/it had flighted
we had flighted
you had flighted
they had flighted
Past perfect continuous
I had been flighting
you had been flighting
he/she/it had been flighting
we had been flighting
you had been flighting
they had been flighting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will flight
you will flight
he/she/it will flight
we will flight
you will flight
they will flight
Future continuous
I will be flighting
you will be flighting
he/she/it will be flighting
we will be flighting
you will be flighting
they will be flighting
Future perfect
I will have flighted
you will have flighted
he/she/it will have flighted
we will have flighted
you will have flighted
they will have flighted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been flighting
you will have been flighting
he/she/it will have been flighting
we will have been flighting
you will have been flighting
they will have been flighting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would flight
you would flight
he/she/it would flight
we would flight
you would flight
they would flight
Conditional continuous
I would be flighting
you would be flighting
he/she/it would be flighting
we would be flighting
you would be flighting
they would be flighting
Conditional perfect
I would have flight
you would have flight
he/she/it would have flight
we would have flight
you would have flight
they would have flight
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been flighting
you would have been flighting
he/she/it would have been flighting
we would have been flighting
you would have been flighting
they would have been flighting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you flight
we let´s flight
you flight
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to flight
Past participle
flighted
Present Participle
flighting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FLIGHT


backlight
ˈbæklaɪt
cellulite
ˈsɛljʊˌlaɪt
daylight
ˈdeɪˌlaɪt
delight
dɪˈlaɪt
flashlight
ˈflæʃˌlaɪt
headlight
ˈhɛdˌlaɪt
highlight
ˈhaɪˌlaɪt
light
laɪt
limelight
ˈlaɪmˌlaɪt
lite
laɪt
moonlight
ˈmuːnˌlaɪt
plight
plaɪt
polite
pəˈlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
skylight
ˈskaɪˌlaɪt
slight
slaɪt
spotlight
ˈspɒtˌlaɪt
starlight
ˈstɑːˌlaɪt
sunlight
ˈsʌnlaɪt
twilight
ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FLIGHT

flies
flight arrow
flight attendant
flight bag
flight box
flight capital
flight control
flight crew
flight data recorder
flight deck
flight engineer
flight feather
flight formation
flight level
flight lieutenant
flight line
flight log
flight management systems
flight number
flight path

WORDS THAT END LIKE FLIGHT

back-up light
blight
bright
candlelight
come to light
green light
greenlight
in-flight
in mid-flight
put to flight
red light
searchlight
see the light
tail-light
the limelight
the spotlight
torchlight
traffic light
ultralight
Very light
white light

Synonyms and antonyms of flight in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FLIGHT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «flight» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of flight

Translation of «flight» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FLIGHT

Find out the translation of flight to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of flight from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «flight» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

班机
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vuelo
570 millions of speakers

English

flight
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उड़ान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رِحْلَةٌ جَوِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

voo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফ্লাইট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vol
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penerbangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Flug
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

フライト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비행
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pesawat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chuyến bay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उड्डाण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uçuş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

volo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lot
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

політ
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zbor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πτήση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vlug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

flyg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

flyvning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of flight

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FLIGHT»

The term «flight» is very widely used and occupies the 3.509 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FLIGHT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «flight» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «flight» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about flight

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10 QUOTES WITH «FLIGHT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word flight.
1
Jeff Abbott
I want to be a writer you can always depend on for a good read during your vacation, during your flight, during a time in your life when you want to forget the world around you.
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John James Audubon
The Golden Eagle, which has universally been considered as a bird of most extraordinary powers of flight, is in my estimation little more than a sluggard, though its wings are long and ample.
3
William Bartram
First I shall name the eagle, of which there are three species: the great grey eagle is the largest, of great strength and high flight; he chiefly preys on fawns and other young quadrupeds.
4
Chris Cooper
When I feel like I'm doing my best work, there is a bit of a freedom, a bit of flight that you're not so much losing yourself but you're sort of in the zone.
5
Joy Covey
I didn't know much about the Mexican gray wolf before January 2011, when we contributed a flight in our Pilatus PC12 to the effort to re-establish the wolf in the forests of Arizona and New Mexico.
6
Sloane Crosley
Since graduation, I have measured time in 4-by-5-inch pieces of paper, four days on the left and three on the right. Every social engagement, interview, reading, flight, doctor's appointment, birthday and dry-cleaning reminder has been handwritten between metal loops.
7
Sloane Crosley
I used to think that nails-down-a-chalkboard was the worst sound in the world. Then I moved on to people-eating-cereal-on-the-phone. But only this week did I stumble across the rightful winner: it's the sound of a baggage carousel coming to a grinding halt, having reunited every passenger on your flight with their luggage, except for you.
8
Erin Cummings
Almost all of my jobs have been on locations. And I think you can be that person who says, 'I have a job that forces me to travel and I'm just going to go ahead and do it and pray for my next flight home.' Or 'this is where I am, this is my life, let me see a part of this world I now live in.'
9
Neil Diamond
I've always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I'll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first.
10
Michael Dickinson
I'm obsessed with insects, particularly insect flight. I think the evolution of insect flight is perhaps one of the most important events in the history of life. Without insects, there'd be no flowering plants. Without flowering plants, there would be no clever, fruit-eating primates giving TED Talks.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FLIGHT»

Discover the use of flight in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to flight and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Flight Behavior: A Novel
Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman's narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire.
Barbara Kingsolver, 2012
2
Flight
During these travels through time, his refrain grows: 'Who's to judge?' This novel seeks nothing less than an understanding of why human beings hate. Flight is irrepressible and fearless - Sherman Alexie at his most brilliant.
Sherman Alexie, 2008
3
Flight
An illustrated book of projects demonstrating the properties of flight.
Jack Challoner, 1995
4
Flight
Flight is a heart-pounding marriage of Jan Burke's "intricate plotting" (Washington Times), "chilling suspense" (Clive Cussler), and trademark "crisp, crackling prose" (Library Journal) that will thrill newcomers and veteran Burke fans, ...
Jan Burke, 2003
5
Flight
Twelve-year-old Samantha struggles with how to best help her artistic older brother and parents who will not have him tested for a learning disability.
Elizabeth Stow Ellison, 2008
6
Flight to Heaven: A Plane Crash...A Lone Survivor...A ...
For forty years he kept the story to himself at the urging of his grandfather to "live" his experience rather than talk about it.
Capt. Dale Black, Ken Gire, 2010
7
Last Flight
Compiled here are dispatches, letters, diary entries and charts she sent to her husband at each stage of her trip.
Amelia Earhart, 2009
8
Flight Out of Time: A Dada Diary
. Indispensable for an understanding of the beginnings of the Dada movement and Dada in Zurich."--Rudolf Kuenzli, Director, International Dada Archive "In Flight Out of Time one can follow Dada's unfolding and expansion almost day-by-day.
Hugo Ball, John Elderfield, 1996
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Flight Physics: Essentials of Aeronautical Disciplines and ...
These are discussed in five chapters dealing with low speed aerodynamic properties (lift and drag) of wings, aircraft engines and propulsion, performances, and stability and control of aircraft.
Egbert Torenbeek, H. Wittenberg, 2009
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Flight Simulation
This is a primary purpose of Flight Simulation. Written in collaboration with a number of internationally known specialists, the book considers the subject in three sections.
J. M. Rolfe, K. J. Staples, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FLIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term flight is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Battery damage grounds Solar Impulse 2 after record-breaking flight
Solar Impulse 2 is taking an breather after its record-breaking 117-hour, 52-minute flight from Japan to Hawaii last week that crushed the record ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
2
Last Flight for US Airways Expected in October
The last flight for US Airways will take place this fall, and one more name in airline history will disappear. The farewell flight for US Airways will ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
3
Airbus electric aircraft takes first flight across English Channel as …
Airbus has hailed a new chapter in aviation history by claiming the first electric flight across the Channel, brushing off a similar feat by another ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
4
Arkia flight came close to landing on waiting aircraft
Tel Aviv-bound flight conducts nighttime visual approach on the wrong runway, nearly landing on another aircraft waiting to take off; ... «Ynetnews, Jul 15»
5
St. Louis astronaut will train for commercial crew flight tests to ISS
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (KTVI)-A St. Louis astronaut is part of a team that will train to fly commercial crew flight tests to the International Space ... «fox2now.com, Jul 15»
6
Bali flight delays leave Melbourne family stuck in Indonesia with 'an …
Mr Perry said even if they had known, it would not have changed their predicament, because their carrier, Air Asia, did not confirm their flight ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
7
Lima Lima flight team shows off its tricks
Lima Lima Flight Team Pilot Skip Aldous speaks with Post Tribune intern Laura Schulte before a media flight on Friday. Lima Lima Flight Team ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
8
Scottish boy band singer collapses of heat exhaustion aboard flight
A 19-year-old singer in a Scottish boy band passed out from heat exhaustion Wednesday on a flight to Glasgow after wearing a suitcase worth ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
9
How delayed could your flight be? Use our flight delay calculator to …
What could be worse than being sat around at the airport waiting as your flight is delayed. But which routes and airlines will keep you waiting ... «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
10
Pale, red-haired Scotland girl not allowed to board plane because …
Grace Wain was trying to board an Etihad flight from Manchester, England, to the Maldives in the Indian Ocean on July 6, reports the Mirror. «New York Daily News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Flight [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/flight>. Feb 2020 ».
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