Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Flying or capable of flying.
  • adjective Moving about rapidly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Flying; having the power of flight; volant: as, the bat is a volitant quadruped.

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  • adjective flying; capable of flight.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin volitāns, volitant-, present participle of volitāre, to fly to and fro, frequentative of volāre, to fly.]

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From Latin volitāns.

Examples

  • Confestim hinc inde sagittae volitant, bipennes librant, gladios vibrant, alterutro certant, et veluti carnifices boves in macello, sic inconsternate ad invicem se trucidant.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • We are golden averages, volitant stabilities, compensated or periodic errors, houses founded on the sea.

    Representative Men

  • We are golden averages, volitant stabilities, compensated or periodic errors, houses founded on the sea.

    Representative Man (1850)

  • We are golden averages, volitant stabilities, compensated or periodic errors, houses founded on the sea.

    Representative Men

  • Confestim hinc inde sagittae volitant, bipennes librant, gladios vibrant, alterutro certant, et veluti carnifices boves in macello, sic inconsternate ad invicem se trucidant.

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

  • Nam pulU non volitant, nifi raro et volatu hunuli, nec volatu galUnae dele6fcari nec recreari folent ScaUger prodigen - dum infotem — vt voktare pojfint legi volebat Equidem ex Crefcentio lego: prodigendi mfolem et in fierquUinium, vbi volutari poffinJt.

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