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flying Explained

flying at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


flying at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 [only before noun] able to fly: winged// --a story about a flying horse//
2 with flying colours: if you pass a test with flying colours, you are very successful in it//
3 a flying visit: a quick visit because you do not have much time//
4 a flying start: a very good or successful start// --The appeal has got off to a flying start , with over [hA124]200,000 raised in the first week.//
5 a flying jump/leap: a long high jump made while you are running// --He took a flying leap and just managed to clear the stream.//
flying 2 n [U] the activity of travelling by plane// --Quite a lot of people are still nervous about flying.//

flying at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

pool/snooker/carrom/hockey/curling simulator for X11 Especially the billiards variants are very playable and nice. The only drawback is that there are no rules implemented so you have to know them yourself :-) NOTE: The game will only run on a screen with 8 bit color depth (256 colors); displays with a color depth above 8 won't work. You've got to switch to a 8 bit display before playing the game or with XFree4.0 you could use an 8 bit overlay if available. The original author has abandoned the game so it's unlikely that the color depth problem will get fixed anytime soon. If you are able to fix the game for other depths please send the patch. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

flying at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

148 Moby Thesaurus words for "flying":
aeronautics, agile, air service, airborne, airline, ascending,
astronautics, aviation, axial, back, back-flowing, backward,
ballooning, blind flying, breakneck, brittle, capricious,
changeable, cloud-seeding, commercial aviation, contact flying,
corruptible, cruising, cursory, dashing, deciduous, descending,
disappearing, dissolving, double-quick, down-trending, downward,
drifting, dying, eagle-winged, ephemeral, evanescent, evaporating,
expeditious, express, fading, fast, festinate, feverish, fickle,
fleet, fleeting, flight, flitting, flowing, fluent, fluttering,
fly-by-night, fragile, frail, fugacious, fugitive, furious,
galloping, general aviation, gliding, going, gyrational, gyratory,
hair-trigger, hasty, headlong, hovering, hurried, hustling,
immediate, impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, inconstant, instant,
insubstantial, jet-propelled, last-minute, light of heel,
light-footed, lively, melting, mercurial, momentary, mortal,
mounting, mutable, nimble, nimble-footed, nondurable, nonpermanent,
on the spot, passing, perishable, pilotage, plunging, precipitate,
progressive, prompt, quick, quick as lightning, quick as thought,
rapid, reckless, reflowing, refluent, regressive, retrogressive,
rising, rocket-propelled, rotary, rotational, rotatory, running,
rushing, sailing, sailplaning, short-lived, sideward, sinking,
slap-bang, slapdash, snap, snappy, soaring, spanking, speedy,
streaming, superficial, swift, temporal, temporary, transient,
transitive, transitory, undurable, unenduring, unstable,
up-trending, upward, urgent, vanishing, volant, volatile, volitant,
winged, winging

flying at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Transience): transient, transitory, passing, evanescent, fleeting, cursory, short-lived, ephemeral, flying, fugacious, fugitive, temporary, provisional, provisory, perishable, mortal, precarious, unstable, insecure, impermanent, brief, momentary.

[ADJ] (Speed): fast, speedy, swift, rapid, quick, fleet, nimble, agile, expeditious, express, active, flying, mercurial, electric, telegraphic.

flying at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun
adjective [only before noun] able to fly:
flying insects
with flying colours very well; with a very high mark/grade:
She passed the exam with flying colours.
noun [U] travelling in an aircraft:
I'm terrified of flying.

Flying at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flying \Fly"ing\, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.]
Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or
rapidly; intended for rapid movement.

Fly \Fly\ (fl[imac]), v. i. [imp. {Flew} (fl[=u]); p. p. {Flown}
(fl[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flying}.] [OE. fleen, fleen,
fleyen, flegen, AS. fle['o]gan; akin to D. vliegen, OHG.
fliogan, G. fliegen, Icel. flj[=u]ga, Sw. flyga, Dan. flyve,
Goth. us-flaugjan to cause to fly away, blow about, and perh.
to L. pluma feather, E. plume. [root]84. Cf. {Fledge},
{Flight}, {Flock} of animals.]
1. To move in or pass thorugh the air with wings, as a bird.

2. To move through the air or before the wind; esp., to pass
or be driven rapidly through the air by any impulse.

3. To float, wave, or rise in the air, as sparks or a flag.

Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
--Job v. 7.

4. To move or pass swiftly; to hasten away; to circulate
rapidly; as, a ship flies on the deep; a top flies around;
rumor flies.

Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race.

The dark waves murmured as the ships flew on.

5. To run from danger; to attempt to escape; to flee; as, an
enemy or a coward flies. See Note under {Flee}.

Fly, ere evil intercept thy flight. --Milton.

Whither shall I fly to escape their hands ? --Shak.

6. To move suddenly, or with violence; to do an act suddenly
or swiftly; -- usually with a qualifying word; as, a door
flies open; a bomb flies apart.

{To fly about} (Naut.), to change frequently in a short time;
-- said of the wind.

{To fly around}, to move about in haste. [Colloq.]

{To fly at}, to spring toward; to rush on; to attack

{To fly in the face of}, to insult; to assail; to set at
defiance; to oppose with violence; to act in direct
opposition to; to resist.

{To fly off}, to separate, or become detached suddenly; to

{To fly on}, to attack.

{To fly open}, to open suddenly, or with violence.

{To fly out}.
(a) To rush out.
(b) To burst into a passion; to break out into license.

{To let fly}.
(a) To throw or drive with violence; to discharge. ``A man
lets fly his arrow without taking any aim.''
(b) (Naut.) To let go suddenly and entirely; as, to let
fly the sheets.

flying at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: capable of or engaged in flight; "the bat is a flying
2: moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult
passage with flying fingers" [syn: {fast-flying}]
3: 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" [syn: {aflare},
{flaring}, {waving}]
4: designed for swift movement or action; "a flying police
squad is trained for quick action anywhere in the city"
5: of or relating to passage through the air especially
aviation; "a flying time of three hours between cities";
"unidentified flying objects"
6: hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying
glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
[syn: {quick}, {fast}]
7: 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"

n : an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an
exciting adventure for him" [syn: {flight}]

flying at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » dab=Flying



Inter: suffix » fly|ing


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Inter: en-adj » -
  • That which can fly.
    1. : Inter: term » flying fox
    2. Brief or hurried.
    3. : Inter: term » flying visit
    4. Inter: nautical » of a sail Not secured by yards.


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    Inter: en-verb for » m
  • Inter: present participle of » fly

    Derived terms

    * flyingly


    Inter: trans-top » that can fly
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|lentävä

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » brief, hurrying
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hätäinen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » nautical: not secured by yards
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|irti

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: cy » flying
    Translation: de » flying
    Translation: el » flying
    Translation: es » flying
    Translation: fr » flying
    Translation: ko » flying
    Translation: io » flying
    Translation: it » flying
    Translation: ku » flying
    Translation: li » flying
    Translation: hu » flying
    Translation: mg » flying
    Translation: ml » flying
    Translation: my » flying
    Translation: nl » flying
    Translation: ja » flying
    Translation: pl » flying
    Category: simple:flying -
    Translation: fi » flying
    Translation: sv » flying
    Translation: te » flying
    Translation: vi » flying
    Translation: zh » flying