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Definition of Flight


  1. The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.
  2. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure.
  3. Lofty elevation and excursion;a mounting; a soa/ing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.
  4. A number of beings or things passing through the air together; especially, a flock of birds flying in company; the birds that fly or migrate together; the birds produced in one season; as, a flight of arrows.
  5. A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.
  6. A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft.
  7. The husk or glume of oats.

Flight Quotations

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
Leonardo da Vinci

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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.
Sloane Crosley

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
Albert Einstein
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Flight Translations

flight in Danish is flugt
flight in Dutch is vlucht, vliegtocht
flight in French is fuite, vol, essor
flight in German is Flucht, Flug, Flug
flight in Italian is fuga, evasione, volante
flight in Latin is fuga
flight in Norwegian is flygning, flukt, flytur, svev
flight in Spanish is vuelo, escape
flight in Swedish is flygtur, flykt
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