Synonyms for flight

Grammar : Noun
Spell : flahyt
Phonetic Transcription : flaɪt

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Définition of flight

Origin :
  • "act of flying," Old English flyht "a flying, flight," from Proto-Germanic *flukhtiz (cf. Dutch vlucht "flight of birds," Old Norse flugr, Old High German flug, German Flug "flight"), from root of *fleugan "to fly" (see fly (v.1)).
  • Spelling altered late 14c. from Middle English fliht (see fight (v.)). Meaning "an instance of flight" is 1785, originally of ballooning. Meaning "series of stairs between landings" is from 1703.
  • noun flying; journey
  • noun fleeing; departure
Example sentences :
  • There was another whose spirit was equally desirous of flight—Burke!
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Even had he not been bound by his promise to Sidney, flight would have been foolish.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • A while ago I thought to have been as eager for flight as you are.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • It seems to me an easy thing to do, so often have I myself planned our flight.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • On its 36-hour flight in May, 1909, the Zeppelin, carried only eight passengers.
  • Extract from : « Flying Machines » by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • They stood before him palpitating like birds, poised, tense for flight.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • Warmly discourages Miss Howe's motion to accompany her in her flight.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • He ran deftly from trunk to trunk, and then continued his flight among the bushes.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Breathless, at last he paused at the top of the third flight.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • She waited for him at the bottom of the flight;—happily for him, for he was all at sea.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance

Antonyms for flight

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