from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to aviation: a flying time of three hours between cities.
- adj. Capable of or engaged in flight: The bat is a flying mammal.
- adj. Situated, extending, or functioning in the air: a flying deck.
- adj. Swiftly moving; fleet: played the difficult passage with flying fingers.
- adj. Done or performed swiftly in or as if in the air: crossed the goal line with a flying leap.
- adj. Brief; hurried: made a flying visit to the neighbors' house; took a flying glance at the report.
- adj. Capable of swift deployment or response; extremely mobile.
- adj. Nautical Not secured by spars or stays. Used of a sail.
- n. Flight in an aircraft or spacecraft.
- n. The piloting or navigation of an aircraft or spacecraft.
- idiom with flying colors With complete or outstanding success: passed the Latin examination with flying colors.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That which can fly.
- adj. Brief or hurried.
- adj. Not secured by yards.
- v. Present participle of fly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of moving through the air on wings; flight.
- n. plural Loose or floating waste of any kind.
- Swift; equipped for swift motion: as, a flying party.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an instance of traveling by air
- adj. hurried and brief
- adj. moving swiftly
fly + -ing (Wiktionary)