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fly meaning and definition

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FLY noun

Definition of fly (noun)

  1. two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  2. flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
  3. an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth
  4. (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
  5. fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect

FLY verb

Definition of fly (verb)

  1. travel through the air; be airborne
    • "Man cannot fly"
    • synonyms: wing
  2. move quickly or suddenly
    • "He flew about the place"
  3. operate an airplane
  4. transport by aeroplane
    • "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
  5. cause to fly or float
    • "fly a kite"
  6. be dispersed or disseminated
    • "Rumors and accusations are flying"
  7. change quickly from one emotional state to another
    • "fly into a rage"
  8. pass away rapidly
    • "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"
    • synonyms: fell, vanish
  9. travel in an airplane
    • "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
  10. display in the air or cause to float
    • "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
  11. run away quickly
  12. travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
    • "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
  13. hit a fly
  14. decrease rapidly and disappear
    • "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"
    • synonyms: vanish, vaporize

FLY adjective

Definition of fly (adjective)

  1. (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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