Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fly

5 senses of fly

Sense 1
fly -- (two-winged insects characterized by active flight)
       => dipterous insect, two-winged insects, dipteran, dipteron -- (insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing)

Sense 2
tent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, fly, tent flap -- (flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent)
       => flap -- (any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope")

Sense 3
fly, fly front -- (an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth)
       => opening -- (a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door")

Sense 4
fly, fly ball -- ((baseball) a hit that flies up in the air)
       => hit, hitting, striking -- (the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit")

Sense 5
fly -- (fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect)
       => fisherman's lure, fish lure -- ((angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fly

14 senses of fly

Sense 1
fly, wing -- (travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
fly -- (move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 3
fly, aviate, pilot -- (operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba")
       => operate, control -- (handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever")

Sense 4
fly -- (transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America")
       => transport, carry -- (move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; "You must carry your camping gear"; "carry the suitcases to the car"; "This train is carrying nuclear waste"; "These pipes carry waste water into the river")

Sense 5
fly -- (cause to fly or float; "fly a kite")

Sense 6
fly -- (be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 7
fly -- (change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 8
fly, fell, vanish -- (pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him")
       => elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along -- (pass by; "three years elapsed")

Sense 9
fly -- (travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?")
       => travel -- (undergo transportation as in a vehicle; "We travelled North on Rte. 508")

Sense 10
fly -- (display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N.")
       => show -- (make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please")

Sense 11
flee, fly, take flight -- (run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled")
       => scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away -- (flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up")

Sense 12
fly -- (travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic")
       => travel, journey -- (travel upon or across; "travel the oceans")

Sense 13
fly -- (hit a fly)
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 14
vanish, fly, vaporize -- (decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized")
       => decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")

Antonyms of adj fly

1 sense of fly

Sense 1
fly -- ((British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked)

INDIRECT (VIA alert) -> unalert, unwatchful, unvigilant -- (not alert to what is potentially dangerous)

Similarity of adj fly

1 sense of fly

Sense 1
fly -- ((British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked)
       => alert (vs. unalert), watchful -- (engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty")

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