Flying meaning

flīĭng
Present participle of fly.
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Of or relating to aviation.

A flying time of three hours between cities.

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Capable of or engaged in flight.

The bat is a flying mammal.

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Brief; hurried.

Took a flying glance at the report.

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Capable of swift deployment or response; extremely mobile.
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(nautical) Not secured by spars or stays. Used of a sail.
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Flight in an aircraft or spacecraft.
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The piloting or navigation of an aircraft or spacecraft.
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That flies or can fly.
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Moving as if flying; moving swiftly; fast.
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Like flight through the air.
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Hasty and brief.

A flying trip.

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Of or for aircraft or aviators.
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Organized to act quickly, as in an emergency.

A flying squad.

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The action of a person or thing that flies.
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That which can fly.

Flying fox.

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Flying visit.

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(nautical, of a sail) Not secured by yards.
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An act of flight.
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Situated, extending, or functioning in the air.

A flying deck.

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with flying colors
  • With complete or outstanding success:
    Passed the exam with flying colors.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of flying

  • fly +‎ -ing

    From Wiktionary