flight /ˈflaɪt/ noun
plural flights
plural flights
Learner's definition of FLIGHT
: the act of flying : the act of moving through the air by the use of wings
: the act of moving through the air or through outer space
[count, noncount] : the act of running away in order to escape from danger
: a journey on an airplane
: the airplane that is making a journey
[count] : a group of similar birds, airplanes, etc., that are flying through the air together
[count] : a series of stairs going from one level or floor to another

flight of fancy

also flight of imagination/fantasy
: an idea, story, etc., that shows great imagination but is very unlikely to be true or practical

put (someone) to flight

formal + old-fashioned
: to cause (someone) to leave or run away

take flight

: to leave or run away from danger
US : to begin flying
US : to begin a period of rapid activity, development, or growth
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