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Standard Definition

[n] an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
[adj] 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"
[adj] hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
[adj] of or relating to passage through the air especially aviation; "a flying time of three hours between cities"; "unidentified flying objects"
[adj] designed for swift movement or action; "a flying police squad is trained for quick action anywhere in the city"
[adj] moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult passage with flying fingers"
[adj] streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air; "ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her"; "a fluttering scarf"; "flying banners"; "flags waving in the breeze"
[adj] capable of or engaged in flight; "the bat is a flying animal"


aflare - (1 syllables), air(a) - (2 syllables), fast - (1 syllables), fast-flying - (3 syllables), flaring - (2 syllables), flight - (1 syllables), fluttering - (3 syllables), hurried - (2 syllables), mobile - (2 syllables), moving - (2 syllables), quick - (1 syllables), running(a) - (3 syllables), waving - (2 syllables), winged - (1 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Fly"ing\, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.] Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement. {Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover its own garrisons and to keep the enemy in continual alarm. --Farrow. {Flying artillery} (Mil.), artillery trained to rapid evolutions, -- the men being either mounted or trained to spring upon the guns and caissons when they change position. {Flying bridge}, {Flying camp}. See under {Bridge}, and {Camp}. {Flying buttress} (Arch.), a contrivance for taking up the thrust of a roof or vault which can not be supported by ordinary buttresses. It consists of a straight bar of masonry, usually sloping, carried on an arch, and a solid pier or buttress sufficient to receive the thrust. The word is generally applied only to the straight bar with supporting arch. {Flying colors}, flags unfurled and waving in the air; hence: {To come off with flying colors}, to be victorious; to succeed thoroughly in an undertaking. {Flying doe} (Zo["o]l.), a young female kangaroo. {Flying dragon}. (a) (Zo["o]l.) See {Dragon},
6. (b) A meteor. See under {Dragon}. {Flying Dutchman}. (a) A fabled Dutch mariner condemned for his crimes to sail the seas till the day of judgment. (b) A spectral ship. {Flying fish}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Flying fish}, in the Vocabulary. {Flying fox} (Zo["o]l.), the colugo. {Flying frog} (Zo["o]l.), an East Indian tree frog of the genus {Rhacophorus}, having very large and broadly webbed feet, which serve as parachutes, and enable it to make very long leaps. {Flying gurnard} (Zo["o]l.), a species of gurnard of the genus {Cephalacanthus} or {Dactylopterus}, with very large pectoral fins, said to be able to fly like the flying fish, but not for so great a distance. Note: Three species are known; that of the Atlantic is {Cephalacanthus volitans}. {Flying jib} (Naut.), a sail extended outside of the standing jib, on the flying-jib boom. {Flying-jib boom} (Naut.), an extension of the jib boom. {Flying kites} (Naut.), light sails carried only in fine weather. {Flying lemur}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Colugo}. {Flying level} (Civil Engin.), a reconnoissance level over the course of a projected road, canal, etc. {Flying lizard}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Dragon}, n.
6. {Flying machine}, an apparatus for navigating the air; a form of balloon. -- {Flying mouse} (Zo["o]l.), the opossum mouse ({Acrobates pygm[ae]us}), of Australia. Note: It has lateral folds of skin, like the flying squirrels. -- {Flying party} (Mil.), a body of soldiers detailed to hover about an enemy. -- {Flying phalanger} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of small marsuupials of the genera {Petaurus} and {Belideus}, of Australia and New Guinea, having lateral folds like those of the flying squirrels. The sugar squirrel ({B. sciureus}), and the ariel ({B. ariel}), are the best known; -- called also {squirrel petaurus} and {flying squirrel}. See {Sugar squirrel}. -- {Flying pinion}, the fly of a clock. -- {Flying sap} (Mil.), the rapid construction of trenches (when the enemy's fire of case shot precludes the method of simple trenching), by means of gabions placed in juxtaposition and filled with earth. -- {Flying shot}, a shot fired at a moving object, as a bird on the wing. -- {Flying spider}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Ballooning spider}. -- {Flying squid} (Zo["o]l.), an oceanic squid ({Ommastrephes, or Sthenoteuthis, Bartramii}), abundant in the Gulf Stream, which is able to leap out of the water with such force that it often falls on the deck of a vessel. -- {Flying squirrel} (Zo["o]l.) See {Flying squirrel}, in the Vocabulary. -- {Flying start}, a start in a sailing race in which the signal is given while the vessels are under way. -- {Flying torch} (Mil.), a torch attached to a long staff and used for signaling at night.