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noun flight pronunciation in American English /flaɪt/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the act or process of moving through the air, or the ability to move through the air
    What was the direction of flight when the plane crashed?
    the evolutionary advantages of developing flight
    in flight: Swallows have a very distinctive shape in flight.
  2. 2
    [countable] a trip through air or space in a vehicle such as an airplane
    My flight has been delayed.
    flight to/from: The flight from New York to London took about 8 hours.
    on a flight: I need to be on the next flight out of here.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] belonging to or connected with a flight
      the airline’s flight schedule
      a flight ban after midnight
  3. 3
    [countable] a movement through the air by a bird or object
    Pigeons make flights of over 10,000 miles.
    Several factors control the ball’s flight.
    1. a.
      literary a group of birds flying together
      We saw a flight of geese heading south.
  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] the act of running away or of trying to escape from someone or something
    The refugees made a desperate flight to freedom.
  5. 5
    [countable] a set of stairs going from one level to another
    The restrooms are two flights up.
    flight of stairs/steps: A flight of stone steps leads down to the courtyard.


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