AskDefine | Define flying

Dictionary Definition

flying adj
1 capable of or engaged in flight; "the bat is a flying animal"
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]

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flying
  1. present participle of fly

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Extensive Definition

Flying is the act or process of flight. The term may also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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