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
- Swift; equipped for swift motion: as, a flying party.
- n. The act of moving through the air on wings; flight.
- n. plural Loose or floating waste of any kind.
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
Mark Haisma doesn't like the term "flying winemaker."
He had heard of the term flying saucers, better known as Unidentified Flying Objects.
True courage consists not in flying from the storms of life; but in braving and steering through them with prudence.
"The term flying is hardly too strong to express the speed of the elevators," claim the directors, and after a complicated series of calculations, they proudly conclude that the elevators annually make "the enormous journey of ... nearly five times around the earth."
There is a part where Kennedy speaks of the label flying out a new artist, and how the music is powerful, but no one wants to fully support or enjoy the band because no one wants to be to blame if the band and their release fails.
And that was obviously hurting that man, Chris Benoit, as he's doing -- this is what he calls his flying head butt, which is just painful to watch now.
The use of the term “Islamicfasciam” and the other term flying around lately “Clash of Civilazations” are disturbing.
The trick to flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
In the old days people used to see what they called flying saucers.
That was the time they finally ... in '34, we had what they called the flying squadrons that came through.