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

1 sense of flying

Sense 1
flight, flying -- (an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him")
       => air travel, aviation, air -- (travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air")

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 flying

2 senses of flying

Sense 1
fast-flying, flying -- (moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult passage with flying fingers")

INDIRECT (VIA moving) -> nonmoving, unmoving -- (not in motion)

Sense 2
flying, quick, fast -- (hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit")

INDIRECT (VIA hurried) -> unhurried -- (relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste; "people strolling about in an unhurried way"; "an unhurried walk"; "spoke in a calm and unhurried voice")

Similarity of adj flying

2 senses of flying

Sense 1
fast-flying, flying -- (moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult passage with flying fingers")
       => moving (vs. nonmoving) -- (in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine")

Sense 2
flying, quick, fast -- (hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit")
       => hurried (vs. unhurried) -- (moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste; "a hurried trip to the store"; "the hurried life of a city"; "a hurried job")

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