- [noun] two-winged insects characterized by active flight
- [noun] flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
Synonyms: tent-rain sheet, tent flap
- [noun] an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth
- [noun] (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
- [noun] fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
- [verb] travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
- [verb] move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"
- [verb] fly a plane
Synonyms: aviate, pilot
- [verb] transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
- [verb] cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"
- [verb] be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"
- [verb] change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"
- [verb] pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"
Synonyms: fell, vanish
- [verb] travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
- [verb] display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
- [verb] run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
Synonyms: flee, take flight
- [verb] travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
- [verb] hit a fly
- [verb] decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"
Synonyms: vanish, vaporize
- [adjective] (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked
- fly on
- fly blind
- fly contact
- test fly
hang glide, soar
abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off
elope, run off
escape, get away, break loose
housefly, Musca domestica
tsetse fly, tsetse, tzetze fly, tzetze, glossina
blowfly, blow fly
flesh fly, Sarcophaga carnaria
- tachina fly
- bee fly
horn fly, Haematobia irritans
- pop fly
liner, line drive
- Texas leaguer
- dry fly
- streamer fly
- wet fly